Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen. Even experiencing it as a bystander, an accident is not a pleasant scene. At its most basic, first aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid is usually carried out by a layperson, providing quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives. The importance of first aid is hard to overestimate. Read more
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. Read more
Sarah is our never ending inspiration. We remind you that she is the current world record holder in the 50 meter freestyle (long course), the 100 meter freestyle (long course), the 200 meter freestyle (short course), the 50 meter butterfly (long course), and the 100 meter butterfly (long course and short course). She is the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.
New to swimming? You might wonder how the swimming equipment gets incorporated into workout. Good to say first that essential swimming equipment are swimsuit, swimming goggles, maybe you also need nose clip and ear plugs.
Do you know well how to swim and are you looking for new experience? We have one nice idea for you! Winter swimming can be super exciting challenge full of fun.
The benefits of winter swims are scientifically proven to raise ones feel-good hormones, lower stress and improve sleep (unless you have heart or circulation problems which mean braving icy waters should be avoided). The cold water causes the blood vessels to constrict to try to retain body heat and the blood pressure increases to avoid cooling down. In the process to protect the body, hormones such as endorphins, are released and act as a pain relief (as well as as an antidepressant) for a few hours. As a result winter bathers are known to lead more active lives and are generally happier and more fulfilled people. Read more
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.
Let us guess: You want to lose weight in 2018, or maybe just eat healthier. Perhaps you want to spend less money or spend more time with your friends and family.
Self-improvement, or at least the desire for it, is a common goal for New Year. But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton (USA) research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.
Our coaches love combining tourism with swimming.
Last year Anna the 6.5 km Bosphorus race and enjoyed Istanbul’s beautiful scenery from the water. Now she is planning to explore England and swim the 14 km Bridge to Bridge, one of Henley Swim’s annual events.
This article is about Swedish swim competitions that you can combine with exploring Stockholm– one of Scandinavia’s capital cities, and arguably known as “the Venice of the North.”