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Drift And Swish…

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’. It’s an easy, efficient stroke where you can learn everything you need to know

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On Your Back! For Basic Coordination Patterns

The importance of learning to swim on the back is often overlooked. Being supine with the support of water is a great way to release and expand. You can breathe freely, without needing to turn or lift your head. And

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Rotation Rotation Rotation

Four simple rotations are the foundations for all swimming movement and essential for water confidence. They are: rolling from back to front and front to back, in both planes. If you can do them, you can do anything in the water.

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Swimming ‘Up’ (Not Up And Down)

On Holiday Swim Slow and Find Your Flow! We’ve just returned from a trip to Gibraltar. It’s difficult to find beaches as nice as the ones on our doorstep in Pembrokeshire but holidays are a great opportunity to sort your

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In At The Deep End, Sink Or Swim

How not to learn deep water confidence… “In those days, deep ends were deep. We were going all the way, just the two of us, to the other side of the foot bath. It was cold up there, and I

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Richard Reorganises His Front Crawl

Richard’s self-taught front crawl didn’t feel good. He wanted to know what he should be thinking. “ Ian’s method is to involve you in the whole process of swimming. It’s as though you are both discovering the possibilities of what

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Rosie, Finding Her Flow

“ I can hardly believe how you’ve managed to transform my stroke and whole approach in just seven lessons.” I’m writing to say thank you again for the fantastic tuition that you gave me last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the

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A Monumental, Life-changing Experience

Tina, Brecon, came for a weekend to overcome her fear. “ Ian, I wanted to thank you once again for my swimming tuition. As you know I found it very challenging, but immensely rewarding, and now have a deep desire

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Bringing Yoga Serenity Into Her Swimming

Hilary, a keen Yoga practitioner, learnt how to chill out in water. As a regular yoga practitioner, I have always found it frustrating not to be able to transfer my yoga breathing and body balance to the water. I love

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