Nat Utrecht Open International Shorties

In September this year, LGBTI swimming club Nat Utrecht celebrates its 20th anniversary and organizes a spectacular short-distance swimming competition (Shorties), followed by a dinner buffet and splashing party. Join us all, and meet old and new swimming friends from Utrecht, other Dutch cities and abroad!

The program of our Shorties swimming competition enables you to save enough energy to dance your heart out at the Roaring Twenties dinner and disco party at night, organized at Ottone - a very scenic venue in the historic city center of Utrecht. Tired afterwards? You can sleep in one of the many hotels or youth hostels downtown. In addition, we will facilitate hosted housing with members of our club. So don’t hesitate - register now and join us on September 22nd and 23rd this year in Utrecht!


Friday, September 22nd 2017

Swimmers who arrive on Friday can visit the historic center of Utrecht. That evening, pre-registration will be from 18.00 – 22.00 in one of the oldest and most famous gay bars in Utrecht: Bodytalk (, address: Oudegracht 64). Let’s meet there!

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Swimming competition
Swimming pool De Kwakel, address: Paranadreef 10, Utrecht.

12:00: registration opens at the pool
13:00-13:45: warming-up
14:00-17:00: swimming competition, break included

Roaring Twenties Dinner and Disco Party
Ottone, address: Kromme Nieuwegracht 62, Utrecht.

18:30: dinner buffet
20:00-01:00: disco party with DJ Roeland

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Recovery training
You are invited to swim along at our recovery training in swimming pool De Kwakel from 11:30-12:30.

“The city of Utrecht is one of the underestimated gems of the Netherlands” according to Lonely Planet. Explore it if you wish, or visit Amsterdam, which is only 27 minutes from Utrecht by train. Check our Sightseeing page for more.


Shorties, dinner and party € 50
Dinner and party € 35
Shorties and party € 35
Shorties only € 20
Party only € 15