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 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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A Perfect Pair of Goggles

A Perfect Pair of Goggles

All swimming shops are packed with different types of goggles, but they are all, well, crap. The price tag is no indication of protection from crap. In fact, my experience has been that the more expensive the goggles, the less useful they are.

These are the absolute best ones I found that work for me: Swedish Goggles Malmsten. This brand is similar to IKEA in that you get a package with parts which you put together yourself, resulting in the perfect pair of goggles.  Read more

How long does it actually take: learning to swim as an adult?

How long does it actually take: learning to swim as an adult?

How long does it actually take: learning to swim as an adult?

Many students ask us if they will swim well after our course, or in how many lessons they will be able to swim if we talk about individual lessons. And our unsatisfying answer is always the same.
“That depends.” It’s not an answer anyone wants.

But the only honest answer is this: It really depends on you.

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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 tools

Swimming tools

New to swimming? You might wonder how the swimming equipment gets incorporated into workout. Good to say first that essential swimming equipment are swimsuit, swimming goggles, maybe you also need nose clip and ear plugs.

Then we have special swimming tools to choose:

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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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How To Care For Your Swimming Goggles

How To Care For Your Swimming Goggles

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.

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Swimming as rehabilitation therapy

Swimming as rehabilitation therapy

Inspired in two of our coaches’ stories we are here to tell you about swimming as rehabilitation.
Anna started swimming when she was 20 to recover from a surgery. Hiring a coach was a key to her success despite a later start.
Agustin has done a lot of sports, but after breaking the leg he had to choose swimming as his main sport again, because of its low impact.
And we think that there are a lot of you who wants to recover after some injury or start doing sport after some accident.

  • There are a few main reasons why swimming is a good rehabilitation tool:
    It is low impact. (Unless you are training to be an elite swimmer at which point you will be putting your body through a more intense, higher impact workout.)
  • It is a form of active stretching – swimming technically will ensure full range of motion movements for many different body parts.
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