Evgenia Kozlova

How long does it actually take: learning to swim as an adult?

How long does it actually take: learning to swim as an adult?

Many students ask us if they will swim well after our course, or in how many lessons they will be able to swim if we talk about individual lessons. And our unsatisfying answer is always the same.
“That depends.” It’s not an answer anyone wants.

But the only honest answer is this: It really depends on you.

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Too late to learn to swim?

We truly believe swimmers are not born, but are made. So obviously the answer is that is never too late to learn to swim!

If you got past childhood without learning how to swim, it’s very possible that you’re now stricken with fear/embarrassment at the prospect. Yes, it’s really hard to learn things as adults that for children require basically no work (like learning new languages , cycling, etc). But don’t let either of those emotions keep you from being your best self! Anyone can learn to swim, even past the age where it would have been an easily acquired skill.

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First Aid Training with Stockholm Swimming Club

Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen. Even experiencing it as a bystander, an accident is not a pleasant scene.

At its most basic, first aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid is usually carried out by a layperson, providing quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives.

The importance of first aid is hard to overestimate. Read More »First Aid Training with Stockholm Swimming Club

Water safety

The Water Safety Code consists of four simple rules to remember each time you venture near the water.

“Buddy up!”

That’s what swimming instructors say. Always swim with a partner, every time — whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which might make it difficult to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency.
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Swimming workout for beginners

Let’s imagine that you know how to swim and now you can go to the swimming pool for your daily or weekly workout. (We recommend to swim 2-3 times a week)

Here many people ask what do I actually do when I’m in there?

A few people in the pool may swim a slow steady pace for their whole workout, but experienced swimmers use to structure their workouts as interval training.Read More »Swimming workout for beginners

Best Christmas Gifts for Swimmers

10 Best Budget-Friendly Christmas Presents for Swimmers

Swimming is like religion for those who spend more time in water than out of water. If you’re lucky to be a swimmer, and have friends who are swimmers, here are 10 solid tips for the perfect Christmas gift.

1. Medal Holder
Competitive swimmers usually don’t know how to display their medals, so they usually end up siting in a box, placed on a shelf somewhere in a closet. This is a great way to display medals….and encourage more training to win more medals! 

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Yoga for swimmers

Gentle on the joints, forgiving of injuries and other physical limitations, and deeply relaxing, swimming and yoga, when practiced together, unite their strengths, making for a more balanced athlete.

Competitive swimmers call it “dryland training”—incorporating other sports into an exercise regimen to compensate for what is missing in a primary workout. A yoga practice can complement even an amateur’s swim routine by introducing two legs of the fitness triad—strength building and flexibility. Asanas (postures) utilize body weight as a powerful source of resistance: Outside of the water, gravity helps to build strength and muscle. In addition, postures take the body through a full range of motion, encouraging flexible, supple muscles that are less prone to injury.
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