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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Gentle on the joints, forgiving of injuries and other physical limitations, and deeply relaxing, swimming and yoga, when practiced together, unite their strengths, making for a more balanced athlete.
Competitive swimmers call it “dryland training”—incorporating other sports into an exercise regimen to compensate for what is missing in a primary workout. A yoga practice can complement even an amateur’s swim routine by introducing two legs of the fitness triad—strength building and flexibility. Asanas (postures) utilize body weight as a powerful source of resistance: Outside of the water, gravity helps to build strength and muscle. In addition, postures take the body through a full range of motion, encouraging flexible, supple muscles that are less prone to injury.
Swimming when pregnant is safe and can help keep you in shape, relaxed and feeling good as your bump grows. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
It offers a relatively weightless environment. Water can support up to 90% of your body’s weight, which means swimming when pregnant can offer you relief for half an hour!
A lot of women also find that swimming helps to ease swelling in their legs and feet, or even relieve sciatic pain because it’s such a great way to get the circulation going.
Also, evidence suggests that swimming can encourage your baby to get into the best position for labour. It is also great for stress busting.
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.