As we enter the final week of our annual SISC open water swimming camps this summer it is a good time to reflect on the… Read More »Wrap-up of our annual open water swimming camps 2023
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Looking for a new experience in Sweden? Winter swimming can be a thrilling way to challenge yourself and experience nature in a whole different way.
Health benefits of winter swimming
The health benefits of winter swimming have been scientifically proven. Swimming in cold water increases feel-good hormones, reduces stress and improves sleep (unless you have heart or blood circulation problems, which means swimming in ice-cold water should be avoided).
Cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels, which allows your body to retain heat, and blood pressure increases to avoid cooling down. In the process to protect the body, hormones like endorphins are released and act as pain relief (as well as an antidepressant) for a few hours. This is one reason why winter bathers are known to lead more active lives and are generally happier and more fulfilled than other people. Another reason could be the great feeling of adventure winter swimming delivers!
Dear members of Stockholm Int Swimming Club,
2018 is over now! It is a perfect time to plan activities for 2019 and to let your New Year resolutions to come in true.
I would like to thank you all who were swimming with us in 2018 and welcome our new students who will join us in 2019.
2018 was a year of growth for us! We increased the amount of members by 182% and hope to continue this trend in 2019!
I would like to thank our wonderful coaches and our one and only administrator for their wonderful work that they performed with true passion.
Everyone claims to be the best, so how are we different?
It is not too respectful to say that we are better than others, so we are just going to tell you our pros and differences. The right to make the conclusions is yours!
Our story began in 2015 when our co-founder coaches decided to create own school with a “better” teaching system based on their own teaching experience in other swimming clubs.
We implemented our most important conditions:
As you may know, we are working in Haga Health Club, which is awesome SPA in Radisson Blue Hotel.
So we are real fans of the area.
And we are here to tell you more about our wonderful neighborhood.
Part of the Royal National City Park, the lush Haga Park (or just Haga) is situated just north of Stockholm in the suburb of Solna. Founded by the monarch Gustav III in 1780-1797, Haga is Sweden’s foremost example of an English landscape park, and one of Sweeden’s most popular recreational areas. It’s also the site of many historical landmarks.
The Water Safety Code consists of four simple rules to remember each time you venture near the water.
That’s what swimming instructors say. Always swim with a partner, every time — whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which might make it difficult to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency.
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Let’s imagine that you know how to swim and now you can go to the swimming pool for your daily or weekly workout. (We recommend to swim 2-3 times a week)
Here many people ask what do I actually do when I’m in there?
A few people in the pool may swim a slow steady pace for their whole workout, but experienced swimmers use to structure their workouts as interval training.Read More »Swimming workout for beginners
10 Best Budget-Friendly Christmas Presents for Swimmers
Swimming is like religion for those who spend more time in water than out of water. If you’re lucky to be a swimmer, and have friends who are swimmers, here are 10 solid tips for the perfect Christmas gift.
1. Medal Holder
Competitive swimmers usually don’t know how to display their medals, so they usually end up siting in a box, placed on a shelf somewhere in a closet. This is a great way to display medals….and encourage more training to win more medals!
Our coaches spend so much time in Stockholm’s swimming pools that we feel the need to tell you the truth about them. We consider pools that are best suited for:
- Spending time with kids
Our absolute favorites are:
All year roundRead More »Best Swimming Pools in the Stockholm Region