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28th board

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We are proud to present the 28th board of R.S.Z. & W.V. Ragnar.

From left to right:
Activities commissioner: Daphne Moors
Swimming commissioner: Marjolein Simonis
Secretary: Jan Smelik
Chairman: Diederik Hartog
Treasurer: Michelle Lemmens
Water polo commissioner: Brenda Bos

First win for our water polo teams

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Yesterday our ladies’ and men’s water polo team played their first match in the KNZB competition. The ladies won with a wopping 10-2 against Poseidon and our men beat the competition with 8-11 against De Plas. Lets hope our teams can continue this throughout the season!

Thursday practice

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Dear potential Vikings,
Thursday 28th of September there will be a mini competition during the training. This means you unfortunately cannot try-out during this practice. We hope to see you during the other practices!

Big turnout this season

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The season kick-off is already a few weeks ago and the number of enthusiastic members is bigger than ever before! On the water polo practices, we’ve counted already 33 people. Although that is a lot, the swimming practice of last Wednesday beats that number with a stunning 51! Do you rather see that number of people only after the practice in the pub? Then I advise you to join the water polo practice on Wednesday and the swimming practice on Thursday, since those practices are a lot more quiet.

Two weeks ago an email was sent with some data of activities coming up. In case you missed this email, here is a short overview of the coming activities:

• 28 September:      Mini competition + welcomes drink

• 29 September:      Change of board GMA

• 6 October:              Constitution drink

See you then!

Start of practices 2017/2018

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For those of you who really cannot wait till next season: you can block the date of the first practice next season in your agenda already! This will be Wednesday the 23rd of August (no practice on Thursday). From Monday the 28th on, all practices will be as usual. The water polo practices will start again at the start of the new academic year, on September 5th and 6th, and start at 21.45 and 22.15, respectively.

End of practices

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The water polo practices have ended already unfortunately, but we still have swimming practices three times a week until the 29th of June! In the week of the 3rd of July we have our last two practices on Monday and Thursday. There will be no Wednesday practice in that week.

NSZK IV Delft

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Last weekend, the fourth and last student swimming competition (NSZK) of this year was held in Delft, and what a day it was! Not only did we conquer the 5th place in Delft, 8 club records and a Stichting NSZK record were set as well.

In the first relay, fast Bram broke the record for the 50m butterfly (25.84). Also, after swimming the 50 breaststroke in 30.19, Bram finally has his record all to himself. As if this were not enough, his 200m breaststroke time (2:30.32) was not only a Ragnar, but also a Stichting NSZK record!
With a time of 2:53.91, Karlien managed to break the 200 breaststroke club record as well! Dian swam to Ragnar fame on the 50m backstroke (33.83). Lastly, all three relays set new records or improved existing ones! The 4×50 butterfly (Bram L, Veerle, Hondelmark and Dian) set a time of 1.58.70, and Karlien, Dian, Laura and Maxime set a new record on the 4×50 freestyle (2:05.33). Last but not least, our 4x100m medley men’s relay (Hondelmark, Ionut, Bram and Derrick) improved the 6-year old record by 12 seconds, setting a time of 4:27.57.
With these great performances, and those of the previous three NSZK’s, Ragnar claimed a SIXTH PLACE in this year’s final ranking! To celebrate this, our Vikings did what they do best: party until the early hours. We had a great weekend and would like to thank DSZ WAVE for organizing the event!

Would you like to join student swimming, and water polo competitions next year? Come say hi to Ragnar at the Eurekaweek! We will be there at the Sports and the Information market. NSZK Delft        ijsjedelft

Goffert tournament

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Last weekend forty(!) brave Vikings travelled to Nijmegen to play the annual Goffert water polo tournament. This amazing weekend was not only great because of the beautiful sunny weather, but also because our lovely Vikings bonded even more over water polo matches, drinks and a party! All three teams showed some real team work, which is nothing but a great promise for Moby Dick and next year’s competition teams!

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NSWK IV Amsterdam

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After a year of playing matches the last NSWK of the season took place this Sunday. Are you curious if the two Ragnar teams won from eight different student teams from different cities? We are SUPER PROUD to say that both Ragnar 1 and 2 shined like bright stars and ended up at FIRST AND SECOND PLACE!! We want to take this opportunity to thank our opponents for the fun matches and our members for their great enthusiasm! Do you want to join Ragnar next year in the student water polo competition? Or.. even better.. do you want to play in our very first ladies/ men’s competition team ? Check the water polo competition section on this site!

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Ragnar Camp

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Last weekend we finally went to our annual Ragnar camp! This year’s theme: Superheroes! Friday night started off with an intense speeddate session to get to know eacht other better to be followed by the very first Ragnar Beer Cantus (with its necessary penalties). Saturday was the day to shine off the Superhero theme. We started in the morning with a quest in which we had to discover the culprit of the mystery of Bear Thijs’s assault… We tested our superhero physical powers in the afternoon with some interesting challenges. The last aspect of a superhero’s abilities is the mental one. The superheroes tested their mental skills in a Pubquiz where different areas of knowledge were tested, a Superhero round included! After a nerve-wrecking beerpong final, team 5 turned out to be the best! You are the true RagnarSuperHeroes!!
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