Weather to Wear a Wetsuit (or Not?)

June 29, 2022

Twenty one years ago when we moved to Wales, I rushed out to get a wetsuit so I could make the most of being by the sea. Some years later I sold it...

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Is Swimming Without Stress still on your list?

November 30, 2020

People we speak to about booking a course often say, “I am (insert any number over 50)...” as if that might be an issue.  In fact, a large perce...

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Magical Mystery Torso

February 28, 2020

I'm enjoying watching The Great Pottery Throw Down.  In one episode the potters were trying ingenious methods to try to support their two-feet...

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A Good Start

March 24, 2018

If you're bracing for take-off, here's what to take on board... In water, as on land, in order to feel comfortable, be able to relax and breathe...

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Following the Flow

September 24, 2017

When leading is misleading... “ Anticipation of the next movement and a preconception of what it should look and feel like makes you rush ahead....

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Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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Going Away and Getting Somewhere

July 4, 2017

Cheryl's home from her Strel Swimming Adventure in Montenegro... Thank you Strel Swimming Adventures for the lovely trip in Montenegro last week...

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Taking A Break!

February 23, 2017

Ian's Intervals help Cheryl's countdown to open water adventure... “ The Strel website suggests you should be able to swim about 2.2 km per hour...

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Tips On Choosing Swimming Goggles

November 3, 2015

If any of the questions below apply to you, check out our recommendations... We teach swimming every day and help a lot of people to choose ...

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“Kick! Kick! Kick!”

July 7, 2014

Parents:  Stop Using the K- Word... We have the pool to ourselves for our residential swimming courses and we don't teach during school ...

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Swimming Gala Stress

March 25, 2014

A Need For Speed And A Need For Balance... I must be getting old, because time seems to be different now – it goes faster! I don’t think I’m...

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Drift And Swish…

October 27, 2013

Non- Doing On Your Back Helps Your Other Strokes... If you want to improve any stroke, try practising this one. We call it the ‘Old English’. ...

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