A greeting letter from board

A greeting letter from board

Dear members of Stockholm Int Swimming Club,

2018 is over now! It is a perfect time to plan activities for 2019 and to let your New Year resolutions to come in true.
I would like to thank you all who were swimming with us in 2018 and welcome our new students who will join us in 2019.
2018 was a year of growth for us! We increased the amount of members by 182% and hope to continue this trend in 2019!
I would like to thank our wonderful coaches and our one and only administrator for their wonderful work that they performed with true passion.

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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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Winter swimming

Do you know well how to swim and are you looking for new experience? We have one nice idea for you! Winter swimming can be super exciting challenge full of fun.

The benefits of winter swims are scientifically proven to raise ones feel-good hormones, lower stress and improve sleep (unless you have heart or circulation problems which mean braving icy waters should be avoided).
The cold water causes the blood vessels to constrict to try to retain body heat and the blood pressure increases to avoid cooling down. In the process to protect the body, hormones such as endorphins, are released and act as a pain relief (as well as as an antidepressant) for a few hours. As a result winter bathers are known to lead more active lives and are generally happier and more fulfilled people.
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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 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 while pregnant

Swimming while pregnant

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.

Try to swim for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days of the week. If you swam regularly before pregnancy, you should be able to continue without much modification. Just be sure you know the warning signs to slow down or stop exercising. If you ever feel light-headed, dizzy, breathless, notice an irregular heartbeat, experience lower abdominal pain or uterine contractions, bleed vaginally or lose fluids you should leave the water immediately and seek expert advice.

If you didn’t exercise at all before pregnancy, it’s probably fine for you to swim, but check with your doctor or midwife first. If it’s okay, start slowly, stretch well to warm up and cool down, and be careful not to overexert yourself.

In early pregnancy stage, all kinds of stokes are safe and suitable; however, breaststroke is more suitable in late pregnancy as it maintains optimal posture and promotes the strength of chest and back muscles.

Don’t forget to drink water — you can get dehydrated even in the pool. And don´t forget to eat well, carbohydrates works great 2 hours before your swimming class.

Sometime we organize special workouts for the pregnant women, please, check it here. If we have nothing scheduled right now you can always have one private session where the coach will provide you with knowledge of how to perform a fun, challenging and yet safe pregnancy swimming workout.