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Swimming Without Strokes

January 8, 2020

Swim: to move through water by moving the body or parts of the body. Cambridge dictionary. I'm at the Hotel Costa Calero in Lanzarote again,...

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Changing the Objective?

January 2, 2020

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 exactly does swimming help anxiety?

January 2, 2020

'It's great for the body and the mind' has become a swimming platitude. How much truth is there in it? As swimming becomes more and more pop...

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Think or Swim?

January 1, 2020

If you fancy a change in the pool There's joy to be found in the most simple swimming activities, and lots to learn, and to gain, for yourself. ...

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Bankers

December 24, 2019

45 kilowatt hours in a day! Our son's home for Christmas. He left the heater on in his space, 21.5 degrees, and disappeared for 2 days. 'Hell is o...

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Gradual Progression to Good Enough

November 15, 2019

Robert (65) has come to Pembrokeshire for our residential course a few times over several years. On the first day of his course earlier in the y...

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Taking the swimming out of swimming

October 19, 2019

On how we help non-swimmers 'I just want to feel comfortable in water,' Karen told us on her first day.  We always like to hear this, ...

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Poet in motion

September 29, 2019

Observations of Leonard Cohen swimming nude and BBC Naga running before she can walk I watched a documentary about Leonard Cohen on BBC last nig...

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Back at home

September 2, 2019

We received some feedback this week from a lovely pupil who came to Croft Farm last year. I'm sharing it because it made me think about what happen...

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If I win the lottery…

August 30, 2019

The autumn sunlight streams in through the pool windows at Croft Farm and bounces off the clear, shallow water. An adult who's spent a lifetime wit...

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