We at Stockholm International Swimming Club like swimming in the open water! We provide open water lessons for our students. Every summer we organize Open… Read More »How to Choose a Wetsuit for Open Water Swimming
Stockholm International Swimming Club is happy to offer its expertise in organizing swimming courses and camps in open water. Our swimming club has been operating… Read More »Open Water Swimming: Customized Courses for Organizations
Dear members, this year’s meeting will be held on the 29th of May, 18:00. Due to concerns about coronavirus, the meeting will be held online. If… Read More »Yearly Meeting 2020 / Kallelse till Årsmöte 2020
Physical activity is good for public health, so people should continue participating in sports. That’s what the Public Health Agency of Sweden says. Swimming pools and gyms… Read More »Sports Activities During Coronavirus Outbreak: Health Authorities’ Recommendations
Everyone is discussing coronavirus these days. It’s not surprising that people are worried and want to protect themselves and their families. But it’s important to not cross the line and not to start panicking. We at Stockholm International Swimming Club want to inform our current and future students about what we do to protect our students, keep our lessons save and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden.Read More »Our precautions against coronavirus
Do you know how to swim? Are you looking for a new experience in Sweden? We have a nice idea for you! Winter swimming can be super exciting challenge full of fun.
Health Benefits of Winter Swimming
Health benefits of winter swimming have been scientifically proven. This activity increases feel-good hormones, reduces stress and improves sleep (unless you have heart or blood circulation problems, which means swimming in ice-cold water should be avoided).
Cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels, which allows your body to retain heat, and the blood pressure increases to avoid cooling down. In the process to protect the body, hormones such as endorphins are released and act as a pain relief (as well as an antidepressant) for a few hours. As a result, winter bathers are known to lead more active lives and are generally happier and more fulfilled than other people.