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:
- Spending time with kids
Our absolute favorites are:
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Some swimmers might experience problems with having their ears long hours in the water, both in the pool or in open water. Here are some tips how to diminish the discomfort and have healthy ears.
Never scratch the itching ear. Do not put your finger or anything there. By scratching you irritate the ear and may get infection if water is fastened deep there.
For people with sensitive ears or especially-narrow ear canals, trapped water can lead to frequent and painful ear infections. Swimming ear plugs — if they fit — can stop water from getting in your ear canals as you swim.
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No matter your age or skill level, learning to swim is a must — it could save your life or the life of someone else. For many people swimming is good choice to stay fit and healthy, and it is a base of summer fun.
Learning different swimming strokes comes after you have mastered the basic skills of swimming.
The front crawl or forward crawl, also known as the Australian crawl or American crawl, is a swimming stroke usually regarded as the fastest of the four front primary strokes (comparing to the backstroke, the butterfly stroke, and the breaststroke).
You might be surprised to know that your swimming goggles actually need just as much care as your training swimsuit.
Once you’ve gone through the process of assembling your goggles (if it is Malmstem like what we use) and found that perfect pair for yourself or your swim kid, just a little routine care helps keep them in great shape.
When the person signs up in swimming course, the first step is to buy a swimsuit. When choosing a swimsuit for swimming lessons the material of the suit is the most important factor for finding a swimsuit that will hold it’s shape, remain comfortable, and last as long as possible.
The three most common and basic types of materials used for swimsuits are nylon, Lycra, and polyester, let’s go deeper and find out the differences.
Swedish goggles are a classic and popular type of swimming goggles worn by many competitive swimmers. The original Swedish goggles were produced by the Swedish company Malmsten AB and were first designed in the 1970s. Swedish goggles influenced many other goggle designs and generic Swedish goggles are widely available. Malmsten claims that Swedish goggles are “probably the worlds most copied swim goggles.”
Swedish goggles are notable for a lack of a gasket or seal around the eye cup, as found on most other goggles. They come in various colors including clear, black, blue, green, red, amber, pink, silver metallic and bronze metallic. Swedish goggles are relatively low cost, with basic goggles costing less then 100 SEK retail and metallic goggle costing less then 200 SEK.
Much of the popularity of Swedish goggles is due to their customizable fit. The goggles are sold unassembled, with each goggle set including a pair of eye cups, one long (around 36″) latex rubber strip, and a nose piece consisting of string that fits inside a plastic or rubber tube. Swimmers may choose a single or double head strap, and some choose to cut a small piece of latex from the head strap for use as a nose piece.
Yesterday was a great day for our club. Our student Olga finished her first Olympic distance triathlon. One of her coaches Anna was there with her, another one Oxana was following the process online, so now we want to share with you our conversation just minutes after her finish.
For all those who don’t swim or are first timers, they wonder if they should learn swimming during their periods or should they get into the pool at all while on the period. To answer the question quite simply, YES, you absolutely can go swimming during your menstrual cycle. Don’t worry—you won’t be surrounded by a puddle of blood in the water or get a dangerous infection!
When you go for swimming during your period you will find that we don’t seem to bleed while in the water. It’s not because our period bleeding stops in water it’s because we are already in water which creates a counter pressure due to which the menstrual flow is gridlocked (holds at one spot) and does not enter the water. Now suppose you are floating or swimming, the gravitational force is not felt in water as a result of which there is no menstrual flow coming out of the body and gets collected in the uterus till you stay in water.