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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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Diary of a Man Learning to Swim

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 Cheryl and Ian, Michael took notes to help him process his new experiences…

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Getting a View on Front Crawl Sighting

‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’ isn’t always true!.. “ Sighting in front crawl inevitably involves pulling your head back against your spine, hunching your shoulders and shortening your lower back. Being an established

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