Fear of water and swimming

Fear of water and swimming

Fear of water and swimming can be the most difficult challenge in the way of learning how to swim for any adult beginner.

Some people develop a fear of swimming from a close-call drowning of oneself or another or after a boating accident.

How to overcome it?

Rule number 1.

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Water safety

Water safety

The Water Safety Code consists of four simple rules to remember each time you venture near the water.

“Buddy up!”

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.
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Swedish swimming star

Swedish swimming star

Today we want to congratulate our swimming queen from Sweden Sarah Sjöström with Svenska Dagbladets Bragdguld for the second time.

It is really special for us, because we are Swimming Club funded by 2 girls with passion and love for swimming.

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.

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Swimming tools

Swimming tools

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.

Then we have special swimming tools to choose:

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Swimming workout for beginners

Swimming workout for beginners

Let’s imagine that you know how to swim and now you can go to the swimming pool for your daily or weekly workout. (We recommend to swim 2-3 times a week)

Here many people ask what do I actually do when I’m in there?

A few people in the pool may swim a slow steady pace for their whole workout, but experienced swimmers use to structure their workouts as interval training. Read more

Winter swimming

Winter swimming

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.
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Best Christmas Gifts for Swimmers

Best Christmas Gifts for Swimmers

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.

1. Medal Holder
Competitive swimmers usually don’t know how to display their medals, so they usually end up siting in a box, placed on a shelf somewhere in a closet. This is a great way to display medals….and encourage more training to win more medals! 

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How to achieve your New Year’s goals

How to achieve your New Year’s goals

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.

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Swim and Travel

Swim and Travel

 

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.”

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Best Swimming Pools in the Stockholm Region

Best Swimming Pools in the Stockholm Region

Our coaches spend so much time in Stockholm’s swimming pools that we feel the need to tell you the truth about them. We consider pools that are best suited for:

  • Training
  • Spending time with kids

Our absolute favorites are:
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