You have finished your beginning course and now you train on your own. Well done! How can you know that you are improving if you are working without coach’s supervision? The only true indicator of whether or not you are improving in the water is to implement a test to measure your swimming improvement.
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.
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.
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
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:
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:
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
Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen. Even experiencing it as a bystander, an accident is not a pleasant scene.
At its most basic, first aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid is usually carried out by a layperson, providing quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives.
The importance of first aid is hard to overestimate. Read more
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.