Swimming is great for many reasons. Apart from being great physical activity that can help you either stay in shape or get into shape, it… Read More »Lessons from Swimming- why do YOU swim?
Just for Fun
It’s time again for our popular gift guide for swimmers. And this year, since COVID-19 has inspired many of us to try open water swimming,… Read More »SISC’s holiday gift guide for swimmers 2020
This year, Stockholm International Swimming Club is celebrating its 5th anniversary which we celebrated in style with part of the team at Stallmästaregården just on… Read More »Stockholm International Swimming Club turns 5
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!
With Christmas right around the corner, the all-too-familiar “holiday gift” anxiety is increasing as well. Questions like What in the world should I get them? Will they like my present? start running through our minds, causing unneeded stress during the holiday season. However, with this Christmas Gift Guide for Swimmers, I hope to present simple solutions to your gift-giving worries!Read More »Christmas Gift Guide for Swimmers 2019
As you may know, we are working in Haga Health Club, which is awesome SPA in Radisson Blue Hotel.
So we are real fans of the area.
And we are here to tell you more about our wonderful neighborhood.
Part of the Royal National City Park, the lush Haga Park (or just Haga) is situated just north of Stockholm in the suburb of Solna. Founded by the monarch Gustav III in 1780-1797, Haga is Sweden’s foremost example of an English landscape park, and one of Sweeden’s most popular recreational areas. It’s also the site of many historical landmarks.
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!