Alexandra Kuzmina

We keep swimming!

According to the World Health Organization, Europe has now become the center of the pandemic. The risk of the coronavirus spreading in Sweden is considered as very high. People have become more worried and… Read More »We keep swimming!

Our precautions against coronavirus

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.

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Winter Swimming in Sweden

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.

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