2020 has been a challenging year, but despite this, the summer was full of fun and events at Stockhom International Swimming Club! Because of the pandemic, we reduced the number of indoor activities and organised more events in the open water instead. We really enjoyed every moment of summer 2020 and we would like to share with you our achievements and some beautiful memories.
Open Water Safety Camps
This year, we managed to organize 2 batches of Open Water Safety Camps!
What is Open Water Safety Camp? It is an intensive one-week course in the open water that consists of 5 training sessions in 5 days. Depending on students’ swimming ability and level, our coaches adjust swimming technique exercises. We teach not only how to swim in the open water, but also basic safety rules. Our experienced and qualified coaches give tips on what to do if you see that someone is in trouble in the open water, how to save another person’t life, and not harm yourself.
These are very important skills for everyone, especially for those who live in Stockholm — the city that is surrounded by water. The first camp, in July, was designed for beginners, the second one, in August, — was a perfect course for advanced swimmers. Watch our video about the open water camp!
Drop-in Classes In The Open Water
This year, we tried a new format of open water lessons — drop-in classes! We announced the time of the lesson on our social media and invited everyone to come. All our students needed to do was to come to the beach at a certain hour and enjoy a lesson with our coach. No need to register and pay in advance — we introduced the option to pay on the spot via SWISH.
Workshop About Open Water Safety
Knowledge about open water safety is extremely important for those who live in Sweden. Stockholm is surrounded by water, water activities are very popular. People spend a lot of their time near lakes and see, but do they all know how to do it in a safe way?
We organized a workshop about open water safety so that more people could learn life-saving skills. Participants got a chance not only to learn important open water safety rules but also to practice new skills in the open water!
Customized Courses for Organizations
This summer, we started working on customized swimming courses for companies and organizations! We all know that exercise helps maintain good physical and mental health. Training for office workers is a must! Especially now, when many people are forced to work from home and their physical activity has decreased.
The first company we had the honor to work with was IBM. We develop training options in open water for beginners, intermediate, or advanced swimmers. The dates of the courses and the time of the lessons are always customized to fit each company’s needs. We also take into account any wishes about the frequency of classes. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information!
As you can see, we had a lot of work this summer! A lot of new members came to Stockholm Interntional Swimming Club, we got really great feedback from our students who participated in the open water activities. Summer 2020 was amazing! Looking forward to the next open water season!