Alexandra Kuzmina

Our precautions against COVID-19

Everyone is talking about coronavirus these days. It’s not surprising that people are worried and want to protect themselves. We at Stockholm International Swimming Club are following the recommendations of the public health authorities in Sweden and would like to inform our students of what we’re doing 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

Looking for a new experience in Sweden? Winter swimming can be a thrilling way to challenge yourself and experience nature in a whole different way.

Health benefits of winter swimming

The health benefits of winter swimming have been scientifically proven. Swimming in cold water 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 blood pressure increases to avoid cooling down. In the process to protect the body, hormones like endorphins are released and act as pain relief (as well as an antidepressant) for a few hours. This is one reason why winter bathers are known to lead more active lives and are generally happier and more fulfilled than other people. Another reason could be the great feeling of adventure winter swimming delivers!  

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