Flip Side of Front Crawl for Fitness

July 20, 2018

“I need front crawl for aerobic fitness,” said Joe today. He doesn’t believe his beautifully coordinated breaststroke gives him enough of a workout...

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Quality Time

June 17, 2018

Are you a recreational swimmer who needs to be more relaxed?.. “ Spending more time underwater, then more time getting air in, is easier tha...

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Non-swimmers: Know Your Needs

April 12, 2018

Advice for anyone not enjoying the water... “Can we have another go at this breaststroke breathing?' asked David, red faced and out of puff, d...

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Authentic Movement In Water

February 24, 2018

Getting into water and exploring movement, without knowing what you're going to do next... “ Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directe...

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Can You Have Your Cake and Eat It?

February 6, 2018

'Let go and float like an embryo/ learn to move forwards with some kind of flow'. I came up with that line whilst in the woods with the dogs a...

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Diary of a Man Learning to Swim

January 16, 2018

Michael from Gloucestershire came for our residential course as a non-swimmer with fear of water. After each of his 8 x 45 minute lessons with Che...

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Want to Relax? What Swimming on Your Back Lacks

December 17, 2017

Why you can't free your neck on your back like you can face down, and how to deal with it... Picture a person lying back in sparkling water, smi...

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Getting a View on Front Crawl Sighting

December 14, 2017

I saw a video on Instagram of someone swimming in the most exquisite of locations, the canyons of the American wild west. With his bright swimming ...

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Searching for Still Water

November 15, 2017

Does too much head movement negate the benefits of swimming for people with sensitive vestibular systems? I was disturbed recently to come acros...

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Mindfulness: Word of the Moment?

October 31, 2017

“ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and about talking to other people. These things are probably u...

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A Sea Swimmer in June

October 18, 2017

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water. (more…)

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Surface Tension?

October 11, 2017

Learning to get your face out to breathe. A competent swimmer makes a smooth transition between water and air. It’s the most challenging par...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 27, 2017

The creative benefits of a dip outdoors People who recommend swimming for exercise benefits are often unaware of the strain it can cause. Fe...

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to Everybody We haven't evolved to swim distances.  The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. They are product...

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View Pirana Goggles Review

August 3, 2017

The mirrored version has been Ian’s choice over the summer... “ They weigh almost nothing, and I don’t feel them on my face. They don’t give the...

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