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Look On The Bright Side!

May 10, 2014

Front Crawl Breathing Doesn't Have To Be A Struggle If front crawl breathing's a bit of a struggle, go back to basics and work on the key el...

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Open To Change

April 2, 2014

Ellie Enjoys Encountering Her Unconscious Habits I've been swimming off and on for years, having spent long summers as a child in Ireland dippin...

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Swimming Gala Stress

March 25, 2014

A Need For Speed And A Need For Balance... I must be getting old, because time seems to be different now – it goes faster! I don’t think I’m...

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Sento – a trip to the bath house

March 9, 2014

When I was in Tokyo in my early twenties, the importance of water in Japanese culture made an impression on me.  Temples with miniature fountains a...

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Mark Discovers An Affinity With Water – After Cracking The Breathing

January 3, 2014

Mark came to Croft Farm for the 8-lesson Swimming Without Stress Residential Course. He was a non-swimmer facing a particular difficulty learning t...

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Cross Pattern Crawl

December 3, 2013

Kicking our opposite hand forwards is a pattern that's already there, waiting to be discovered! A lot of Alexander Technique teachers encour...

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Your stay

November 21, 2013

We have exclusive use of the pool at Croft Farm for your lessons, which makes a big difference to your learning experience – privacy, peace and quiet

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Where we teach

November 21, 2013

You’re a long way from the usual distractions, with time and space for new experiences.

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Between Lessons

November 21, 2013

There’s nothing to do. That’s the beauty of leaving the stimuli of home life behind. A quiet head and relaxed atmosphere make for a perfect lear...

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Drift And Swish…

October 27, 2013

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’. ...

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On Your Back! For Basic Coordination Patterns

September 22, 2013

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. Yo...

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Rotation Rotation Rotation

September 14, 2013

Why we should roll around like kids and strokes shouldn’t be taught too soon.. Four simple rotations are the foundations for all swimming moveme...

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Swimming ‘Up’ (Not Up And Down)

July 26, 2013

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...

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In At The Deep End, Sink Or Swim

July 15, 2013

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 ...

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From Nervous Non Swimmer to Bloke on Holiday in 8 Lessons

July 12, 2013

Ewan Gives Any Water Obsessed 10 Year Old A Run For Their Money...   Some forty years ago, I went through all of the classic small boy 's...

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