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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Sun protection

Sun protection

What a hot summer this year! We already told you about the best outdoor swimming options around Stockholm and now we want to share with you everything we know about Sun Protection. Because swimming outdoor this year is so much about to hide from the sun.

Sun protection with sunscreens

Sunscreen is basically a barrier that protects the skin from absorbing ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two kinds of UV rays that can affect the skin. UVA rays tend to age the skin. UVB rays typically cause sunburn. Sunscreen can  be called “broad spectrum” if it protects against both types of UV rays. Read more

TOP 5 films about swimming

TOP 5 films about swimming

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:

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Check your swim strokes

Check your swim strokes

If you are a confident swimmer or you are trying to be one, check your swim strokes with our easy checklist. By improving your technique you will find swimming more enjoyable, you will swim faster and reap greater fitness benefits.

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Measure your swimming improvement

Measure your swimming improvement

You have finished your beginning course and now you train on your own. Well done! How can you know that you are improving if you are working without coach’s supervision? The only true indicator of whether or not you are improving in the water is to implement a test to measure your swimming improvement.

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The differences between pool and open water swimming

The differences between pool and open water swimming

We feel responsible about how our students will “enter” in their swimming life this summer. They should do it, because Stockholm has fantastic places for bathing. However we should warn you about the  differences between pool and open water swimming.

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