Marc Hoogendam is one of the few members of Ragnar who has been around long enough to know almost everything about the association. The past few years his company has been sponsoring us and this year too, MH Licht en Geluid will continue his partnership with Ragnar. We are very glad to have MH Licht en Geluid as main sponsor! Thanks for your engagement with Ragnar, Marc!
Last Saturday our Ragnar teams crushed the competition. The 1st lady’s team won with 22-2 in Rotterdam against NZ&PC Noordwijk. This made sure that our ladies are tied for the first place with Wave from Delft in the overall competition. Next to that the men’s team brought the victory home with an impressive win of 18-1 in Rotterdam. Now our men are second in the overall competition, however with one game played less compared to the number one anything is still possible. These results are a good motivator for our next games. The ladies will play against the Wiekslag in Alblasserdam and the men will play against the Scom/De Zeehond’73 in Rozenburg. Let’s hope our teams can keep up this streak of victories!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!