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Inhibition v excitation

Trying Not To Get Too Excited

March 11, 2021

Inhibition, the key to the Alexander Technique, is easy to understand when you think of it in terms of its opposite, which is excitation. Ov...

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when you can't swim

When You Can’t Swim

January 30, 2021

From childhood, related to my genetically weak vestibular system (poor balance), I've had a kind of kink in my nervous system where my head goes to...

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Is Swimming Without Stress still on your list?

November 30, 2020

People we speak to about booking a course often say, “I am (insert any number over 50)...” as if that might be an issue.  In fact, a large perce...

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Top Tips For Dips

October 24, 2020

If there's magic in the water, three simple activities may help you find it. 1. Floating face down 2, Sitting, letting yourself drop ...

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Swim Your Own Swim

October 17, 2020

In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray is clear on problems of identity politics and social media. We latch on to popular ideas without thinking t...

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When does the ‘Without Stress’ bit start?

September 8, 2020

For many years, after training as a swimming teacher, and especially a Shaw Method one, I laboured under the idea that every person taking lessons ...

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Looking For A Challenge?

August 25, 2020

Challenge. 'A call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength.' ...

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Visit Wales. Later

August 2, 2020

When arranging courses I'm often talking to two people about the same vacancy, a salesman, hurrying people along to place their deposit for lessons...

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making bubbles

Missing Bubbles?

July 23, 2020

We've had a few dips in the sea during the last four months without access to the pool. Being in saltwater has many obvious, and celebrated, sellin...

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Conquer Your Fear of Water

July 9, 2020

The title of this post might be a good one for attracting people to our website. 'You've got a problem and we've got the solution'.  I had s...

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