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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

‘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 bac...

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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?.. “ The vestibular system is the s...

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Mindfulness: Word of the Moment

October 31, 2017

Mental health benefits or meaningless buzzword? “ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and abo...

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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. “ When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc -...

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Surface Tension?

October 11, 2017

Learning to get your face out to breathe... “ It’s helpful if coming up for air isn’t learnt as part of a formal stroke, because there's too muc...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 27, 2017

Get creative and enjoy the bohemian pleasures of a dip outdoors... “ There's a growing number of people who swim outdoors, not for aerobic exerc...

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Following the Flow

September 24, 2017

When leading is misleading... “ Anticipation of the next movement and a preconception of what it should look and feel like makes you rush ahead....

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to everybody including me... “ The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. Their purpose is to get us through the...

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Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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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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What’s Welsh for Puddle?

July 24, 2017

Learning to let learning happen... I’ve lived in Wales for 18 years, my dad’s Welsh and a friend recommended I put myself in the position of...

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Just Floating An Idea

July 8, 2017

“ The healing properties of salt water have been acknowledged for centuries. But if there's going to be healing, in or out of the water, the less w...

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