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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 mo...

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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...

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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 ...

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Richard Reorganises His Front Crawl

June 13, 2013

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 ...

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Rosie, Finding Her Flow

June 12, 2013

“ 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 f...

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A Monumental, Life-changing Experience

April 9, 2013

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 v...

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Bringing Yoga Serenity Into Her Swimming

April 5, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=26T4ZZoT_ik Hilary, a keen Yoga practitioner, learnt how to chill out in water. As a regu...

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Re-thinking Her Swimming

April 3, 2013

Amanda, London, came for stroke evaluation and to improve technique. “ The lessons have transformed my swimming style and my attitude to swimmin...

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Self Discovery In The Water

April 2, 2013

Ann, from North Wales, came to overcome her fear of water and subsequently to work on technique. Swimming has become part of my life in a way t...

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Are You a Head Up Breaststroker?

December 22, 2012

6 reasons to get your hair wet...According to a survey into the nation's exercise habits (for the National Lottery Good Causes) 10% of women swim r...

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Thrash a sloppy splasher into shape – Pete Chapman, The Independent, July 2003

July 19, 2003

Think you can swim? Pete Chapman did too. Then he had his crawl remodelled by a lesson based on the Alexander Technique. If memory serves, I...

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