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Going Away and Getting Somewhere

July 4, 2017

Cheryl's home from her Strel Swimming Adventure in Montenegro... Thank you Strel Swimming Adventures for the lovely trip in Montenegro last ...

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I Am Not A Swimming Instructor

July 3, 2017

Freedom from the shackles of a job title... “ Facebook requires you to say what your business page is about. Feasible categories include Swimmin...

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Old Man River

June 17, 2017

Reflections on Swimming with the Alexander Technique... “ It’s as if the river doesn’t mind one solitary human quietly joining it. With a group,...

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Zen and Now

June 16, 2017

Clinical hypnotherapist Lesley from Sussex changes her mind in water. I thought I knew what to expect when I embarked on my 8 lessons of 'Swimming ...

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Which End of the Pool Were You in at School?

May 20, 2017

“ The lack of a meaningful plan which caused suffering for the nervous kids was liable to be a problem for the swimmers too. Some of those envied d...

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Meet Me at the Symmetry Gates

March 27, 2017

Aiming for balance in the water... “ Breaststroke and butterfly are symmetrical. The two sides of our body do the same thing at the same tim...

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Taking A Break!

February 23, 2017

Ian's Intervals help Cheryl's countdown to open water adventure... “ The Strel website suggests you should be able to swim about 2.2 km per hour...

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Enjoying the Journey with Breaststroke and Butterfly

February 15, 2017

Looking ahead with no left and right turns... “ Rhythmically, meditatively, without stress, without worries, I alternated lengths of breasts...

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All You Need Is Love

December 15, 2016

Putting love of the water into practice... Swimmers often talk about their love of water. But one way or another we fight the thing we love. ...

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Why Don’t I Just Stick My Neck Out?

November 24, 2016

Can finding a balanced front crawl breathing position be more than just a drill? “ Kicking on the side with the face out of the water was or...

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Stopping the Fight for Survival

November 2, 2016

‘Playing dead’, ‘Sinking’ and ‘Falling’ - Why these sometimes unpopular terms are useful for non- swimmers “ Given that non-swimmers believe the...

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Helping Hands

October 2, 2016

The importance of hands on guidance in teaching people to swim... Touch reaches parts of the brain that words and images can't.  Hands-on gu...

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Diving Into Breaststroke

September 26, 2016

Thinking of dolphins and Adam Peaty... If you'd like to improve your breaststroke,  it may help to think of it as a series of glides or, if...

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Landing Before Standing

August 8, 2016

Getting your feet back on the ground... “ Without confidence in the skill of regaining the feet, adult learners need to get to a wall or a perso...

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Dive In! A holiday to turn your child into a water baby, Hattie Garlick, Travel Writer, Daily Telegraph, July 16th, 2016

July 18, 2016

“ By the end of the first session, Johnny trusted Ian so completely that he was floating on his back, his body completely relaxed." As a critic,...

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