Happy Birthday To Us! 5 Years of Stockholm International Swimming Club

This year, Stockholm International Swimming Club celebrates 5 years! In July we had a little celebration with a part of our team at Stallmästaregården. We had a great time with our team, eating lunch, talking about everything and planning the club’s future… and, of course, enjoying the birthday cake 🙂

Our History

In summer 2015, Anna Lindegren and Oxana Lundstöm started offering swimming classes in a small group in English for the first time and started out swimming club. Today we employ 14 people and have over 200 students per year!

Oxana Lundström and Anna Lindegren in July 2015

Today Stockholm International Swimming Club is a community of expats based in Stockholm, Sweden who love swimming! Our mission is to teach adults swimming. We teach students with an international background, who have possibly never lived near water, never learned swimming as children, or who simply now wish to overcome a previous fear of water.

We have incredible students from all over the world: India, China, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, USA, Israel, India, Romania, Spain, and many more countries. Our coaches all have an international background with extensive water experience — as lifeguards, swimming teachers, competitive swimming, and more.

Our teaching methods include semi-individual coaching with low class numbers (balancing 2 coaches between a maximum of 5 students). This ratio enables SISC to give adult beginners the personal attention and safety needed, to develop new skills in the dynamic environment of water. Furthermore, low numbers allow personal feedback and the ability to customize each lesson according to student and group needs, as their water familiarity and skills progress.

Years 2019 and 2020, we also organize free swimming courses for asylum seekers. This project is called Vattenstart and made a reality through collaboration with Länsstyrelsen Stockholm. We teach people important swimming skills in a friendly and nice environment, we help them to start to use some Swedish language in an easy-going atmosphere. The best students will have a chance to be hired as the coach´s assistant. Just look at our stories HERE.

We are proud to be such a great team and we hope that the next 5 years together will be even more amazing!

Oxana Lundström and Anna Lindegren in July 2020. Oxana is now mom of three, and Anna is expecting!

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