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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The importance of pool sandals

The importance of pool sandals

Before starting a new course with a new group we always send a welcome letter with some easy tips. Slippers always take part in our guidelines. When you pack a bag for your lessons, pool sandals are the same important as a towel, or even more.

You could go barefoot in the swimming pool if it’s allowed, but pool footwear offers two important benefits (which is why it’s often required): safety and foot health.

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Haga Park in Stockholm

Haga Park in Stockholm

As you may know, we are working in Haga Health Club, which is awesome SPA in Radisson Blue Hotel.

So we are real fans of the area.

And we are here to tell you more about our wonderful neighborhood.

Part of the Royal National City Park, the lush Haga Park (or just Haga) is situated just north of Stockholm in the suburb of Solna. Founded by the monarch Gustav III in 1780-1797, Haga is Sweden’s foremost example of an English landscape park, and one of Sweeden’s most popular recreational areas. It’s also the site of many historical landmarks.

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Bathing in Stockholm

Bathing in Stockholm

We talk so much about swimming in Stockholm, but one of the side of swimming is joyful bathing in Stockholm.

Temperature is getting higher each day. So it is time to get ready and know the options about bathing in Stockholm. As people, addicted to swimming , we can guarantee by our own experience that it is safe (clean water) and popular (with locals and visitors alike) to enjoy swimming and sunbathing in Stockholm during summer days! Read more

An exercise for overcoming fear of water and swimming

An exercise for overcoming fear of water and swimming

Once we talked about fear of water,  which is so common among beginners.

If you get anxious around bodies of water, you may believe that in the water you would sink to the ground like a stone. Maybe we surprise you but water in fact supports the human body very well. It most cases people can float easily without using their limbs as long as their lungs are filled with air.

This is because your body, being made of 60% of water, is slightly less dense than water provided that your lungs are filled with air. Do you remember Archimedes’ Principle from school:

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How to get back to swim

How to get back to swim

You have been out of the swimming pool for really long time and now you are thinking how to get back to swim.

Yes, our experience says that continuations courses have almost the same high demand! Actually we start today and it is overbooked. It feels that people are preparing for the summer.

If to get back to swim for you sounds like something challenging, enjoy our recommendations:

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The first step

The first step

The first step is always the hardest, so they say. It’s the step that most people never take.

They never begin, and thus by default, they can never finish. Everyone has a dream. Something they want to do or accomplish. Yet, many never start the journey to make their dream a reality. Many people never take that step. Either they are too afraid. Or too busy. Or too… whatever they need to tell themselves. Read more

How to choose a swimsuit

How to choose a swimsuit

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.

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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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