The Brussels Games are back!

Come have fun and measure yourself in different swimming events divided by age groups, all in a great atmosphere!

  • Timing will be done manually.
  • Individual events are organized by age groups of 5 years: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc.
  • The relay teams are distributed as follows (sum of ages): less than 120, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, etc.



Registration is done individually. For practical reasons, swimmers can participate in maximum three individual events and in as many relays as they want.

Relay teams are to be communicated by the team captain on the day of the competition at the latest, or by e-mail at the following address:



It is requested that each swimmer preferably checks in at the Welcome Party on Friday evening, or possibly BEFORE 1 pm on Saturday, directly at the pool. The participants who did not register before that time may be excluded from the competition!


The day of the tournament

The pool opens at 1 pm.

Competition will end at around 6 pm with a medal ceremony.


Here are the details of the events:

1:00 pm - Opening of the pool and warm up

1:45 pm - Welcome

2:00 pm - Beginning of the competition

1) 50m freestyle

2) 100m breaststroke

3) 50m butterfly

4) 100m backstroke

5) 400m freestyle

6) 4x50m medley relay

4:00 pm - Break

4:30 pm - Resuming the competition

7) 50m breaststroke

8) 100m freestyle

9) 50m backstroke

10) 100m butterfly

11) 200m medley

12) 4x50m freestyle relay

6:00 pm - End of competition and awarding of the medals.

Practical info


Saturday 1 pm - 6 pm (check-in on the day of the tournament is possible BEFORE 1 pm, if you couldn't make it on Friday evening)



De Nekkerpool - Provinciaal Sport- en Recreatiecentrum De Nekker

Nekkerspoel-Borcht 19 (GPS: street name: Spuibeekstraat)

2800 Mechelen


How to get there?

By car, from Brussels:

  • On the ring of Brussels (R0), at Machelen crossing, take the exit and the motorway E19 direction Mechelen-Antwerp;
  • On motorway E19, take the exit 10 Mechelen Zuid;
  • Continue on national road N1 to Mechelen centre;
  • At the junction with R12, take right;
  • Then turn right on N15, following 'De Nekker' signs;
  • On the left, you will see a concert hall. at the next red light, turn right on Spuibeekstraat;
  • The parking of the swimming pool is on the left.

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By train, from Brussels Midi (South), Central or North Station:

  • Take the train to the station 'Mechelen-Nekkerspoel' - Attention! There are two train stations in Mechelen. Pay attention to take a train that stops in 'Mechelen-Nekkerspoel';
  • Leave the station by the back entrance, and cross the Nekkerspoelstraat, you walk into a street called Lakenmakersstraat;
  • Continue alongside the water. When Lakenmakersstraat turns away from the water, continue on the towpath alongside the water until you have passed under the bridge of the express road N15;
  • You can now take the first street to the left (Douaneplein) and follow the N15 express road. Then you have to take the second street to the right to get to the entrance of 'De Nekker';
  • You can also take the second street after the bridge which is Spuibeekstraat, and which will bring you directly to the roundabout before the entrance of 'De Nekker'.

For detailed timetables, please have a look here.

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Contact person: Philippe


  • Admission fee (*): 30 €
  • Brunch: 20 €
  • BGS Party: 10 € (12 € at the entrance)


(*) You will benefit from an automatic 20% discount if you register AND pay BEFORE July 21st! Are included in the price: participation in tournament, a bottle of water, fruits & snacks, 'cool down' in the swimming pool and guided tour through Brussels (booking is required). Hosted housing is free for visitors from abroad.