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Changing the Objective?

June 7, 2019

Is the objective, when working with fearful non-swimmers, to get them independent in the water by the end of their course of 8 lessons? Cher...

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How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke

April 21, 2019

  Swimming breaststroke with the face out of the water gets a bad press. There are good reasons for this. But if you're aware of what y...

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A Natural Breath – What are the chances?

April 10, 2019

  ‘How the hell should I know how to breathe?’ an Alexander Technique teacher trainer asked, making the point that we can't control thi...

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Look At Me

April 4, 2019

“There was a video on his website of his own effortless crawl, but I knew I'd never be able to swim like that," Gill told me, about another of her ...

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Where Did It All Go Wrong?

March 12, 2019

A definite goal in the Alexander Technique, achieved by means of non-doing or ‘inhibition and direction’, is letting our head go forward and up. On...

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Welcome to the Comfort Zone

March 5, 2019

Can't Hurt me, by David Goggins is a motivational read from someone who picked himself up after getting a bad start and worked, almost as a matter ...

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Only More Freedom

February 16, 2019

Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...

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Observations and Experiences at the Piscine Molitor

January 13, 2019

We went to the Molitor Hotel for a couple of nights this week. For anyone who likes swimming pools, it's really worth the trip. Apart from the two ...

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New Windows

January 7, 2019

The Croft Farm pool is getting new windows and we're off to Paris for a couple of nights at the Molitor Hotel with its famous art deco pool. I'm lo...

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Learning to Swim Like a Robot

December 29, 2018

After Christmas I shared a post from a few years ago, Swimming with a Hangover, where I wrote at the end: “It’s more than just exercise. It ...

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