Thinking About Learning to Swim?
If previous swimming lessons have failed you, it's because of what learning to swim has meant, for you and the people teaching you. If you'r...Read more
Intensive or Relaxed Course?
If you're thinking about booking a course with us, you may not be sure whether to go for the Intensive or Relaxed version. The Intensive cou...Read more
Taking a Breather
I went for a lane swim this morning. I thought I'd take some full, deep breaths before each length and then, if I needed to come up for air,...Read more
Drowning In The Sea of Reaction?
We've been working this week with someone who almost drowned as a child. Being in the water has always been likely to excite her fear reflexes.&...Read more
When swimming is, and isn’t, therapy
Two opposite kinds of behaviour in water relieve stress. Cold water immersion Getting into cold water, embracing the cold, possibly e...Read more
A Clear View
I went for a pool swim today.A bad workman does blame his tools. But I've always found it a challenge to be fully content with a pair of swimming...Read more
The Wonder Of A Natural Breath
This 1 min animation from Alexander Technique teacher Jessica Wolf shows natural human breathing. Watch it for a couple of minutes and see if you...Read more
I woke up this morning from a dream about swimming. I don't often go to the pool these days (apart from the one we teach in at Croft Farm). But the...Read more
I read my brother Mike's daily Facebook posts, on ancient Buddhist texts he has translated from Sanskrit and their relevance now. Common the...Read more
Follow the Penguin
Through a glass wall at Folly Farm's zoo today I observed penguins swimming underwater. It was lovely to watch their streamlined bodies as they div...Read more
Swimming Teacher Training: A Ripple Effect
Have you ever had a bad swimming lesson? I know I've given a few. Swimming teachers can fall into a trap that causes us to fail our pupils....Read more
How Slow Can You Go?
Marjory Barlow, Alexander's niece, said, "My goal, and my only one, is to help you adjust your inner tempo so that you do not lose pace with time."...Read more
Swimming for a Bad Back?
Lots of people recommend it. And many back pain sufferers confirm that swimming makes their back feel better. But when I observe people with a bad ...Read more
Haiku Are In!
We had a great response to our Haiku competition, inspired by Simon Armitage in his shed with Johnny Marr. Here are our favourites: Inhale, p...Read more
Confidence In A Free Neck
Breathing out comfortably into the water is the cornerstone of water confidence. And the key to being able to breathe into the water is relaxing yo...Read more