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Mindfulness: Word of the Moment?

October 31, 2017

“ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and about talking to other people. These things are probably u...

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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. (more…)

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Surface Tension?

October 11, 2017

Learning to get your face out to breathe. A competent swimmer makes a smooth transition between water and air. It’s the most challenging par...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 27, 2017

The creative benefits of a dip outdoors People who recommend swimming for exercise benefits are often unaware of the strain it can cause. Fe...

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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 We haven't evolved to swim distances.  The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. They are product...

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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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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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