Beginner Guidelines – FAQ

Welcome to Stockholm International Swimming Club!

Is this your first time joining one of our courses? Here are the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS from our new students!

Which course should I choose?

Here are the courses that we offer:

  • Swimming 101, course for beginners
  • Swimming 102, continuation course
  • Crawl 101, for beginners
  • Crawl 102, continuation
  • Private classes

In our group classes, we have 4-5 students and one coach for 2 people. This ratio enables us to give adult beginners personal attention and safety needed to develop new skills in the dynamic environment of water. But if you don’t feel comfortable in any type of group, we would recommend choosing private classes.

Watch our video where Anna Kazakova Lindegren, co-founder and coach of Stockholm International Swimming Club, talks about how to choose a proper course on our website.

Anna Kazakova Lindegren explains how to choose a proper course on our website.

Where is the pool and how do I get there?

Please check out our webpage about pools with all the instructions:

What should I bring?

  • A comfortable swimsuit
  • 1-2 towels. The extra one is for the sauna after class!
  • Swimcap (optional but recommended)
  • Goggles (you can also borrow a pair from us if you are unable to buy a pair)
  • Flip-flops/sandals (optional but recommended, read more here)
  • Plastic/dry bag to put your wet stuff in after the class
  • Clean cozy underwear to put on after the class
  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo, and conditioner (provided by Haga Health Club if your course is located there)
  • A lock (NOTE: Only for courses at Vasalundshallen- locks are provided by Haga Health Club)
  • A positive attitude 🙂

What are our precautions against coronavirus infection?

The risks to get infected in the pool are minimal, on the contrary, physical activity supports your immune system. However, we are strictly following the recommendations of authorities. We remind our students about important preventive measures:

  • Do not attend lessons if you have any symptoms of a cold.
  • Take a shower before using the pool and on leaving the pool.
  • Wear slipper in the pool area.
  • Avoid touching your face or eyes.
  • Follow the necessary hygiene precautions when visiting public places.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

What should I do before the class?

  • Try not to eat right before the class, but you can have a snack after the lesson!
  • Always shower with soap before the class, it helps to keep the pool clean!
  • Change in your swimming suit.

How long will the class be and what should I expect?

Our courses are always 1 hour, and vary from 4-6 classes, depending on which course you are enrolled in. During our first lesson, we will have a short talk at the beginning and give you some more information about our classes. You will receive a lot of individual attention in our classes since we aim to have 2 coaches in each class of 4-5 students.

I’m on my period. Should I skip my swimming lesson?

In short, no, you can absolutely swim during your period. Even if you have some period cramps, water helps to relax and relieve them. Read more tips for swimming during your period here.

What do I do if I know I will miss a class, and is there an opportunity to make this class up?

We understand that life happens! That’s why we offer our students the opportunity to make up one missed class. All you have to do is inform us when you will miss a class, and we will find you a spot in another available group.

I need to cancel my registration for the class, what do I do?

Please write us an email as soon as you know. For the group classes cancellation policy is 14 days, for the private coaching sessions 24 hours! If there is an emergency or sickness, your insurance should be able to cover the costs associated with a late cancellation.

Hopefully, this information answered your questions, and we look forward to meeting you soon!