Would you like to learn how to swim?

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Published Aug 27, 2019

KTH´s try-out-swimming-classes" is starting again with new courses for the Autumn. In safe conditions, you can try swimming in a swimming pool and at the same time learn a little about Swedish bathing culture. Everything happens under professional management.

Knowing how to swim and being around water comes as second nature to most Swedes. Kids learn to swim at a young age, and as an adult, it is assumed you know how to swim. You can participate in many leisure activities in, around and on the water, if you know how to swim. Water is always nearby and to have basic (or even good) knowledge of swimming will make your social life more fun, give you self-confidence and you may find swimming a great form of exercise.

Knowing how to swim saves lives, not only your own, but even for those in your surroundings.

Would you like to try getting in the water, and learning more about swimming classes for adults? Please join us in this event, free of charge.

For two hours you will get introduced to swimming in an easygoing and friendly atmosphere with only KTH PhDs and post docs, and maybe some spouses.

The class will be held in English and all participants are beginners with no or very little experience swimming.

The class is gender mixed, but with separate changing rooms. Afterwards, non-alcoholic beverages and vegetarian wraps will be served.

After the class, we will talk about the various options for you to continue with swimming classes by yourself at any of the indoor pools in Stockholm. If you are a KTH employee, you may even use your health allowance to pay for swimming lessons.

How to register

Sept 20 or Oct 4 between 5 – 7 pm.

The address is Södra Agnegatan 20, (close to Kungsholmstorg), T-Rådhuset

Please get registered at www.kth.se/form/swimmingclasses  a s a p.

Seats are limited and spouses are welcome to join in.

A few words from previous participants:

“I have a very rough notion about “knowing how to swim” so I decided to join the class to learn about the proper techniques when one is in the water, which I thought would make the activity much more enjoyable. It could even serve as a complementary fitness/conditioning routine for my sport (I play Ultimate Frisbee). The class was quick and very practical and the instructor’s directions were clear and easy to follow. I thought about continuing and was actually waiting for KTH Relocation to organize the “next level” class 😊.”

Reinol Josef Companero Del Carmen, doktorand på skolan för Industriell teknik och management (ITM)

“They say mastering the fundamentals is the key to success. I got the chance to learn the basic tricks of swimming long distance and timing my breathing. I can swim better now thanks to the swimming lesson.”

Filmon Yacob, doktorand på skolan för Industriell teknik och management (ITM)

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