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Our mission

Stockholm International Swimming Club is a community of expats in Stockholm, Sweden who love swimming. We teach adult beginners who want to learn to swim from scratch or improve their strokes and our aim is to provide the absolute best learning experience possible.

Most of our students have an international background and many didn’t learn to swim in their home countries. Some wish to overcome a fear of water. This is why we teach in English in warm, relaxing environments that offer safe, secure places to learn to swim. Our goal isn’t just to share our love of swimming but also to teach life skills that can save lives.

Why swim with us?

#1: International community

Many of our students are scientists and other professionals who have moved to Sweden to further their careers. This means that when you swim with us, you’ll be among some of the most highly educated people on the globe, many with fascinating backgrounds. Our students come from all over the world: India, China, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Israel, India, Romania, Spain, the US and many more countries.

Our coaches are also international professionals with extensive water experience. We’re extremely proud to count lifeguards, swimming instructors, competitive swimmers and triathletes among our team members.

#2:  Fantastic pools

Our teaching environments have been carefully selected to meet the unique needs of adult beginners. These environments are warm, safe and secure enough to encourage students who may have a fear of water in contrast to busier public pools. In fact, this is why we founded SISC in 2015 after discovering that teaching in more relaxing environments dramatically improved adult learning. It’s also why our flagship pool is at Haga Health Club in Solna, just outside of Stockholm.

#3: Small groups

Our courses feature semi-individual coaching with small classes (2 coaches for a maximum 5 students). We believe this ratio offers the personal attention and level of safety that adult beginners need to learn to swim. It also makes it easier to tailor lessons to individual students’ needs. We also provide personal feedback after each class and our lessons are 1 hour long rather than the standard 45 minutes usually offered. These extra 15 minutes provide enormous growth opportunities and help maximize our students’ time.

#4: Reach goals fast

Our courses are intensive: the most popular course for beginners lasts 3 weeks. We understand that our students are busy and sometimes live far from the pool so they want to learn fast. We also encourage students to continue practicing the skills they learn with us and we’re proud to say that more than half of our beginners stay for our continuation course, which is a huge badge of success.

#5: We teach in English

Most of our students are international professionals, which is why we teach in English. This is appreciated by students who perhaps didn’t learn to swim in their home countries before moving to Sweden.

Bonus reason: We’re a non-profit

Our prices are based solely on costs for pools and equipment, club administration and salaries for our incredible coaches. We’re registered in Sweden as ‘Ideel förening Stockholm International Swimming Club’, corporate identity number 802497-6923.

Since 2018, we’ve participated in Stockholm municipality’s VIDA project that aims to help integrate new arrivals to Sweden and gives asylum seekers the chance to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming for free.

With our excellent team of experienced coaches, tailored methods and relaxing learning environments, we can help you become a confident swimmer quickly, easily and joyfully. Remember, it’s never too late to learn!