Our coaches

Anna Kazakova coachAnna Kazakova Lindegren
Anna started swimming when she was 20 to recover from a surgery. Hiring a coach was a key to her success despite a later start. Today she is a swimming coach and life guard licensed by the Swedish Lifesavers Association(SLS) since 2013. She crossed the Bosphorus channel (6,5km) , finished Stockholm Olympic Triathlon, swam Stockholms Simmet (3,3 km) i 2015. Anna has been coaching breaststroke and crawl since 2012 at SSIF, Stockholm City, Kamishi Swim, SLS Gotland Summer Swimming School. Since autumn 2015 she is involved in Stockholm International Swimming Club, working hard to teach adults swimming. Languages Anna teaches in: English, Swedish, Russian.

Home is where the pool is

Oxana Lundström

Oxana started swimming when she was 11 and can’t get enough of it since then. Back in the 90s she was competing in the Moscow youth swimming league, today she is a Masters swimmer and an open water enthusiast. She won a silver medal in free style relay in Stockholm VM 2014, swam Riddarfjärdssimningen 2014, Stockholms Simmet 2015 (3,3 km) and is training for more. Oxana is also a mom of two and can give you advice on training during pregnancy and postpartum.

Oxana is a trained life guard and has been coaching aspiring swimmers since 2013 at SSIF and Kamishi Swim before starting at Stockholm International Swimming Club.  Languages Oxana teaches in: English, Russian.

Swimming for me is a form of meditation, an opportunity to be one with nature and to feel truly alive.

Saima Kivimäki

Saima is originally from Finland and is now studying at Karolinska Institutet. She has been swimming since she was a baby and started to compete at the age of 7. She was training hard and attended the Finnish nationals several times. One year ago, she decided to quit swimming and took a gap year in Australia and New Zealand. She moved to Stockholm to study biomedicine last August 2017. Besides pool swimming, Saima is interested in open water swimming and triathlon.

As swimming used to be a huge part of her daily life, she thinks that she has a lot of knowledge to share with other swimmers. She loves the feeling when she can see others learning and getting better. Saima is a licenced swim teacher by Finnish Swimming teaching and Lifesaving federation and also a swimming coach. She has been teaching and coaching kids and adults in Finland for three years. Laguages Saima can teach in: English, Finish, Swedish.

Enjoy swimming.

Milla Hollmen

Milla was born in Finland, but grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She has loved the water ever since she born, leading her to compete on several competitive swim teams from 2008-2017. She attended the Junior Olympics for swimming several times, as well as other regional competitions. Milla also played Varsity Water Polo for three years in high school and on a club team. Milla was lucky enough to serve as her high school’s Women’s Water Polo and Swim Team Captain during her senior year. She has also participated in open water competitions in San Diego. In August 2017, she started studying Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, but she still enjoys training both in and out of the pool every week.

As a trained swim instructor with several years of experience teaching and coaching, Milla loves to share her passion for swimming with others. Languages that Milla teaches in: English, Finnish.

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

swimming coach StockholmHo-Yi Law

Ho Yi was born and raised in Hong Kong and recently relocated to Sweden.

She grew a real interest in swimming as a hobby after joining the local school swimming team at age 15, eventually finishing first place in front crawling- and relay competitions. Working as a teacher in special needs schools and working part-time as a swimming coach for the last 7 years in Hong Kong, Ho Yi has worked with both youths and adults to prepare for swimming competitions as well as helping students overcoming fear of water or learning to swim, regardless of age or background.

Ho Yi has been involved in local swimming clubs in HK, she completed the Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race in 2014 and is licensed by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society. These days she views swimming as great relaxation and exercise.

Languages Ho Yi can teach in: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Running water never grows stale. So you just have to keep on flowing

Qlasse Dahlquist

When Qlasse was 11 (1968) he began training with Kanaan Simsällskap. In 1972, his coaching career began with the help of the club while training 5 times a week. In 1975 he became a coach and in 1984 he moved to Strängnäs and became an appreciated in the city. For 8 years he was also chairman of Strängnäs Simsällskap. From 2016 he became head coach in his old club Kanaan, where he still works, after 40 years. He is an extremely skilled educator and can get anyone to love this sport.
Qlasse has got high education as a swimming coach in 1990, Gilla Vatten 2016 and Brainswim 2018. He has been doing swimming for 50 years and does not know how to stop. Now he is a leader coach in our project of swimming for asylum seekers.

Qlasse can teach in: Swedish, English

Hui Ho Ling, Holly

Holly was born and grown up in Hong Kong, and she is living in Stockholm now. She started swimming when she was eight, and be a swimmer until now. She achieved individual overall champions in the school annual swimming gala for 4 times in secondary school, and individual overall first runner up in the University swimming gala twice. She passed some  professional examinations in aquatic sports; notable ones include level one swimming coach, pool and beach lifeguard awards, and advance open water diver certificate.
She is a experienced swimming coach and taught swimming more than eight years.

She achieved Level One Swimming Coaches, which awarded by Hong Kong Swimming Coaches Association. And also, She got the Swimming Technical Official Cerificate, which awarded by Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association LTD.

Holly can teach in: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Having fun in the water, having fun in your life.

Our coaches in the past:

Agustin Lòpez
Agustin is originally from Mexico, now he is studying in Stockholm University. He started swimming when he was 3 years old. Since then he did a lot of sports including soccer, fencing, athletics and swimming. In his home country he was competing constantly. Recently he has broke his leg, this was the point to choose swimming as his main sport again, because of its low impact.

He loves to teach and to transmit his knowledge and love for swimming. As a instructor he likes to help people to improve and to push beyond of what they know. Languages Agustin teaches in: English, Spanish.

Swim fast or slow, just keep swimming.