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, we’re featuring gear to keep you safe and warm both in and out of the water. Best of all, you can shop without leaving home since everything is available online.
Wondering how cold the water is? This thermometer is a must-have for any open water swimming kit.
This brightly colored, inflatable buoy will keep you visible in the water without affecting your performance or strokes. It also features a handy waterproof pocket for carrying personal items while you swim (though we advise double-bagging your phone just in case.)
Made of thin neoprene, these thermal swim socks will keep you warm and protect your feet if you need to clamber over rocks getting in and out of the water.
Weatherproof changing robe
A changing robe is an oversized jacket-like robe that keeps you warm and dry when you’re standing around before swims and, of course, when you get out of the water. For winter swims, a cozy robe can be the difference between taking the plunge and staying at home. Plus, it’s a portable change room for getting dressed discreetly.
There are two types of changing robes: absorbent robes made of toweling or microfiber and “fur-lined” robes that provide insulation. Check out this kit review by the Outdoor Swimming Society to see what’s best for you.
Why We Swim, by Bonnie Tsui
Is there any question? We swim because we love it! That said, it’s worth taking a deep dive into the world of swimming in this collection of inspiring stories about polar swim champions, a Baghdad swim club, Olympic swimmers and more. You can also read a review and learn more about wild swimming here
Take your favorite tunes to the pool with a pair of Hydro Active waterproof earbuds. They offer good sound and top-notch water isolation and the neckband design won’t interfere with your bathing cap and goggles. Check out Hydro Active earbuds and other waterproof options here
Eat, sleep, swim, repeat apron
This cute apron says it all. Perfect for swimmers and anyone making meals to keep them fueled.
Olympic champion Ian Thorpe said, “I’m the happiest training; following the black line at the bottom of the pool as I search for perfection.” If this sounds like you, then follow the line on this stylish duvet to a deep, revitalizing sleep.
Dry off fast with these quick-drying, light and compact towels in a rainbow of colors. They’re perfect for the beach or pool and soon to be made from 100% recycled materials.
SISC Gift Card
Finally, what better gift is there than a gift card for swimming lessons with us? SISC Gift Cards are available in amounts from SEK 250 to SEK 5,000 and can be used as payment for both group and private lessons. Not only that, you can use your wellness benefit (friskvård) to buy a card for yourself for lessons once we can start up again in the new year. Get your SISC Gift Card here.
Happy holidays and see you soon again in the pool!