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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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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Too late to learn to swim?

Too late to learn to swim?

We truly believe swimmers are not born, but are made. So obviously the answer is that is never too late to learn to swim!

If you got past childhood without learning how to swim, it’s very possible that you’re now stricken with fear/embarrassment at the prospect. Yes, it’s really hard to learn things as adults that for children require basically no work (like learning new languages , cycling, etc). But don’t let either of those emotions keep you from being your best self! Anyone can learn to swim, even past the age where it would have been an easily acquired skill.

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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

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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Ear plugs for swimming

Ear plugs for swimming

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.

How to choose right ear plugs then? Read more