Nikolaos Tragotsis, Administrator and Swimming Instructor
Nikos started swimming at a very early age and hasn’t looked back since. He took part in youth swimming competitions and qualified for the NCSA Junior National Championships in the US and has also competed for the University of Glasgow in the Scottish National Championships and the British University Championships. Nikos is still very much involved in the sport and is passionate about teaching and sharing the joy of swimming.
Languages: Nikos speaks Greek, English and Swedish.
See you in the water!
Saima Kivimäki, Swimming Instructor
Saima has been swimming since she was a baby and started competing at age 7, which led her to participate in the Finnish nationals several times. Besides swimming in pools, she loves open water swimming and trains for triathlons. Saima has a swim instructors’ license from the Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federation and has been teaching both children and adults for the past 4 years.
Languages: Saima speaks English, Finnish and Swedish.
Kim Visser, Swimming Instructor
Meet Kim, an experienced Learn-to-Swim Instructor with a passion for teaching and water. With a lifelong love for swimming, Kim has run her own swim school and taught students of all ages – from 2 to 72 – and up to 250 students a week, for over a decade.
Passionate about understanding the psychology behind fear and overcoming it, Kim is dedicated to better understanding a student’s experience in the water. For Kim, learning to swim is about breaking through barriers, testing comfort zones, and boosting morale and self-confidence, and nothing gives her greater joy than sharing the love for this fluid element of nature.
Languages: Kim speaks English and Afrikaans, and is conversational in Dutch, German and beginner Swedish.
This is a happy space. Let’s make some waves!
Katerina Gkioni, Swimming Instructor
Katerina has been swimming since she was three. Swimming is her real passion and she hopes one day to go to the Olympics. She competes professionally in the pool and in open water and has competed in many big swim meets around the globe. She loves teaching swimming and is studying medicine since she wants to help people.
Languages: Katerina speaks English, Swedish, Russian, Spanish and Greek.
When the body gets tired, swim with your heart.
Faezeh Shoyoukh, Swimming Instructor
Faezeh started swimming when she was 8. Faezeh earned a bachelor of physical education and sport science and her first specialised field was swimming. She has taught swimming since 2002 and has also been a swimming referee and a lifeguard. She studied and worked in hydrotherapy treatment for injured people and sport psychology which helps those who have water phobia. Today, she is continuing her studies in coaching people with special needs on the Nelms Method.
Languages: Faezeh speaks Persian, English, and Swedish
Flying is not only in the sky, close your eyes and fly in the water.
Ho-Yi Law, Swimming Instructor
Ho-Yi started competing on a swim team when she was 15, eventually finishing first in front crawl and relay competitions. She also worked as a special education teacher and part time as a swimming coach for the 7 years in Hong Kong, training both youths and adults for swimming competitions and helping non-swimmers overcome their fear of the water. Ho-Yi completed the Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race in 2014 and is licensed by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society.
Languages: Ho-Yi speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to keep on flowing.
Yuliia Podorozhnia, Swimming Instructor
Yuliia started swimming since she was seven years old. She competed at various levels during her schooling years and still continues to be involved in the sport. She wants to share her experience through teaching swimming and helping students improve their skills in the water.
Languages: Yuliia speaks English, Ukranian, Russian and is learning Swedish.
Start your swimming journey!
Arvind Satish , Swimming Instructor
Arvind has been swimming since he was 8 years old. He has a background in competitive swimming through his schooling and university in India. Nowadays he prefers open water swims and diving. Besides coaching, he is pursuing his master’s in renewable energy, and he loves to help people get comfortable in water.
Languages: Arvind speaks English and is learning Swedish.
Let’s dive right in!
Peter Norris, Swimming Instructor
Peter grew up surrounded by water and got his Bronze Medallion in secondary school while also swimming, windsurfing and sailing on the West Australian coast. He worked for 3 years as a lifeguard and AUST-Swim qualified swimming teacher in Australia for beginners. Besides swimming, Peter has travelled through Asia, surfing in Indonesia and Sri Lanka and mountaineering in the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim). He has a Masters in Disaster Risk Management from Lund University with a specialization in multicultural collaboration.
Languages: Peter speaks English and is learning Swedish and Russian.
Swimming uses every muscle in our bodies.
Anna K. Lindegren, co-founder
Anna started swimming at age 20 to recover from surgery. Hiring a coach was the key to her success. Today, she’s a swim coach and licensed lifeguard (Swedish Lifesavers Association (SLS), 2013). She has also swum the Bosphorus channel (6.5 km), competed in the Stockholm Triathlon and participated in Stockholms Simmet (3.3 km). Anna has also taught swimming at SSIF, the City of Stockholm, Kamishi Swim and SLS Gotland Summer Swimming School. Together with Oxana, she founded the club in 2015.
Home is where the pool is.
Oxana Lundström, co-founder
Oxana started swimming when she was 11 and just can’t get enough of it. She started competing in the 1990s for the Moscow Youth Swimming League and today, she’s a Masters swimmer and open water enthusiast. She won silver in the freestyle relay in Stockholm VM 2014 and also participated in Riddarfjärdssimningen 2014 and Stockholms Simmet 2015 (3.3 km). Oxana is also a trained lifeguard and has been coaching aspiring swimmers since 2013. Together with Anna, she founded SISC in 2015. In addition to coaching, Oxana also has 3 children and can give advice on training during pregnancy as well as postpartum swimming.
Swimming is an opportunity to be one with nature and to feel truly alive.