6 reasons to join SISC

6 reasons to join SISC

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:

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Can you catch a cold if you go to swim when it is cold?

Can you catch a cold if you go to swim when it is cold?

If you It seams that it is getting colder day by day in Stockholm… Try to not miss your lessons even if is minus on the street! We understand that making your way to the pool in the cold and dark  can be more challenging for beginners. We will tell you why you will not get sick even after a wet refreshing activity. Actually official research has confirmed that dedicated swimmers are more likely to avoid a cold than any non-sporty friend of you.

It is true that during winter you are 80 per cent more likely to get a cold. But research consistently suggests that regular exercise is one of the best ways to avoid a cold in the winter months.

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9 sauna tips for beginners

9 sauna tips for beginners

Temperatures get lower and we need to get warm! 100% of our students are foreigners and they are not used to sauna. They are completely beginners not only in swimming, but in sweating too :=) Don’t be afraid, we will tell you how to use it. Our swimming pool also has sauna of course, like majority of pools and even houses in Scandinavia.

Facts about sauna

Sweating has long been used as a therapy. The Mayans used sweat houses 3,000 years ago, according to Harvard Health Publications.

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Top open water swims around the world

Top open water swims around the world

As you may notice, our coaches are super fans of open water events. Maybe because we are living in Stockholm, which is surrounded by water and we get addicted to all types of open water activities. Only last month our coaches participated in 2 events around Stockholm: Riddarfjärdssimningen and Stockholm Triathlon.

So today we prepared a so called “wish list” of open water races around the world which can be interested to water addicted travelers. Let’ start our adventure…

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Stockholm Triathlon 2018

Stockholm Triathlon 2018

Whats is your best plan for weekends? Our coaches can’t get enough of summer races which Stockholm offers to any sport addicted person. This time our co-founders Anna and Oxana have participated in Stockholm Triathlon.

The Stockholm triathlon celebrates 10th anniversary this year (2008-2018). As before, the competition was organized in the central parts of town, with only a few minor changes from previous years. The race’s hub with start, finish and meeting places were located at the magnificent town hall at Kungsholmen. The swimming took place in the glittering Riddarfjärden, the cycle along Norr Mälarstrand, across the Västerbron and Söder Mälarstrand. The closing race took place towards the city, across beautiful Norrbro and by the castle.

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Riddarfjärdssimningen

Riddarfjärdssimningen

18th of August was a special day for our Club and many other swimmers in Stockholm. Our coaches participated in open water race Riddarfjärdssimningen.

It was great event in the center of Stockholm, full of positive and friendly atmosphere. And for our club it was amazing team building opportunity. Our girls swam 1609m distance.

Our coaches are the best, even though 2 of them were on holidays and couldn’t attend. And the biggest surprise was 10th place of our Saima in the race. Congratulations! We are so proud. But also proud of Anna and Hoyi of course.

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The best food for swimmers

The best food for swimmers

Did you decide to keep swimming on regular basis after the swimming course? It is great to incorporate your new skills in new healthy lifestyle.

Getting your nutrition right is key for athletic success. The right meal and snack choices every day will significantly improve your performance in training. You will be able to train harder for longer, recover quicker between swim practices and, most importantly, race faster at swim meets. Not only that, but you will stay healthier throughout the season, which means fewer training days and competitions missed through sickness.

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How to perfect your freestyle technique

How to perfect your freestyle technique

Usually we work basically with the breast stroke technique. Breaststroke officially is the first stroke to learn in Sweden according to Swedish Swimming Association. However, technically it is the most complicated one. Breaststroke is quite inefficient stroke but very relaxed one. That is why it used to be taught first, because in case of emergency or incident in water a person would able to save more energy, stay alive longer. So that is why we are teaching it first.

Anyway every 5/6 months we use to run one front crawl course and if all our students at continuation level want to try front crawl in one of their session, we also teach it.

Here you have expert tips from Olympian Steve Parry (from UK) on how to perfect your freestyle technique.

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How to avoid sunburn

How to avoid sunburn

This summer is so hot in Stockholm, that we can’t stop talking about sun protection. Sunscreens and appropriate clothes are only part of our sun protection strategy.

How you can prepare your skin for safe sun exposure:

1. Anti-inflammatory diet: eat “good” fats

To make sure the body has the proper building blocks for healthy skin and to reduce inflammation, you can consume enough healthy saturated, monounsaturated, and omega-3 fats while avoiding polyunsaturated fatty acids and high omega-6 vegetable oils.

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