On Saturday, Coach Saima and I (Milla Holmen)got the chance to spectate the Swim Open Stockholm competition, which was the third leg of the Nordic Swim Tour. The Nordic Swim Tour is a three weekend long competition featuring meets in three Nordic cities- Helsinki, Bergen, and lastly, Stockholm. These meets brought some of the world’s BEST swimmers, including Sarah Sjӧstrom, Katinka Hosszú, and other Olympic swimmers and world record holders, all to the same pool, and needless to say, was quite the event to watch.Read more
Swimming is not just about moving forward in the water by using your legs and arms. A strong core is a very importatnt building block for the swimmning technique.
In swimming we use our core muscles mostly for stabilisation. By improving your core strenght you will be able to hold your body straghter, throughout the position and creating less drag and
A strong core gives you a powerful platform from which you can pull, push and kick through the water, ultimately increasing speed. It also gives you a powerful start which you can use for push, kick and pull trough the water and it also helps you to keep your hips high, which reduces drag and makes you more efficient in the water.
Here are some examples for dry land exercises to improve core muscles. They are very simple and you can practise them anywhere.
Lie down on your stomach and stretch your arms straight out above your head (like Superman flying). Flex your glutes and tighten your stomach, then lift your right arm and left leg. Then do the other arms and leg.
Lie down on the floor with your palms under your hips.Put your hand under your buttKeeping your abs tight, alternate between your right and your left leg, lifting each 45 degrees in the air and lowering to their starting position.Continue kicking your legs up in the air
Rest your forearms on the floor, with your elbows directly underneath your shoulders and hands facing forward so that your arms are parallel.end your legs out behind you and rest your toes on the floor. Your body should form one straight line from your shoulders to your heels.Make sure you are not dropping your hips or hiking your butt up high toward the ceiling.
Lie down on your back, keep your knees bent and feet flat on tha mat. Lift up your torso and sit up. Return to the startinh position by rolling down. If you want to make it more as a challange then pull up your legs in 90 degrees.
Today we have started our first courses of swimming for asylum seekers. We were excited and nervous, like everyone who starts something new (our beginners know how it feels when they start to swim with us from absolute zero).
We have opened 3 groups: Every Tuesday at 11, at 12 and at 13.00. 4 students in each one.
8 weeks of work is waiting for us and our new students! Look like it looks like HERE
We practice the same system and the same way of teaching as for our Regular swimming courses: small groups, semi individual teaching, highly professional coaches with a lot of experience, private, friendly and easy going atmosphere.
You are welcome to see how it went:
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 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…
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.
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.
Yes, everything is about swimming in our Club. So here we go with some movies today. We wish to share our love for swimming and swimmers, which is why we have also compiled a list of great, inspiring and entertaining films that heavily showcase swimming and swimmers. So, without further hesitation, let’s take a look at the list in no particular rank or order: