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New Windows

The people most capable of getting something really beneficial from being in water are the least likely to do it.

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Learning to Swim Like a Robot

What I’m doing isn’t helping me rest, breathe or move. I’m hindered by the starched, heavy cloak of trying, doing it ‘right’, and there’s nothing worse!

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Underwater Swimming

Want to swim like Shinji?

Don’t associate Alexander Technique in water with the perfect stroke, if there’s any such thing, because it can be so much more basic, and available to everyone, than that.

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Flip Side of Front Crawl for Fitness

When pursuit of perfect crawl is robbing Peter to pay Paul… “ Deep down most of us want to turn our head at the neck when our body turns. Conflict between the decision to let your head lead and the

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Quality Time

Are you a recreational swimmer who needs to be more relaxed?.. “ Spending more time underwater, then more time getting air in, is easier than centering swimming around quick, frequent inhalations.” Two things that put people wrong in water are

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Non-swimmers: Know Your Needs

Advice for anyone not enjoying the water… “Can we have another go at this breaststroke breathing?’ asked David, red faced and out of puff, desperate to learn, prepared to suffer in his efforts but no more likely for that to

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A Good Start

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, you need to feel balanced. As humans, unable to fly, we need support

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Authentic Movement In Water

Getting into water and exploring movement, without knowing what you’re going to do next… “ Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directed movement, usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one

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Can You Have Your Cake and Eat It?

‘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 after a trip to the craniosacral therapist. As I lay on

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