In 1975 Aruba’s swimming legend Roly Bisslik started out the team with a few friends and family. Back then the workouts were done from the shore of the Commandeurs Bay where a few hand painted lines on the rocks marked the 25, 50 and 100 meters.
It was always his dream to build an Olympic Pool in his hometown of Savaneta.
His dream became a reality when, on August 7, 1988, he swam for a little bit more than 10 hours from the northern shore of Venezuela to Aruba in a very treacherous and rough sea as a fundraising event for his swim team.
Up to this day it is the biggest event ever that captured the hearts and souls of almost all Arubans and who donated enough money for the team to buy a lot of land right in his backyard.
This lot of land was sold to the government of Aruba for the symbolic price of afl. 1.00 with the sole purpose of constructing an Olympic size pool.
The pool now proudly carries his name.
Our mission is to promote the sport of swimming in all it’s aspects. The Aruba Dolphins is the largest swim team in Aruba and is a member of the Aruba Swimming Federation (A.Z.B.). The Aruba Dolphins is governed by a board of directors.
The team has 3 groups:
- Swimming Lessons: Contact Winnie Bisslik 5848513
Every Friday at the Pisina Olimpico Roly Bisslik.
Group I: 3.30 – 4.30 pm.
Group II: 4.30 – 5.30 pm.
- Swim training for Age Groups:
Coaches: Randy Arends, Ynocente Chacon, Roly Bisslik, Francisco Goedgedrag, Loes Maduro and Tyrine de Kort.
Monday: 4.30 – 6.00 pm.
Tuesday: 5.00 – 6.30 pm.
Wednesday: 4.30 – 6.00 pm.
Thursday: 5.00 – 6.30 pm.
Friday: 5.30 – 7.00 pm.
Saturday: 7.00 – 8.30 am.
- Masters Swimming:
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 5.00 – 6.00 am