Taking the swimming out of swimming
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, ...Read more
Poet in motion
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...Read more
If I win the lottery…
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...Read more
Fight or Flight, or Float
The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...Read more
Swimming with the Alexander Technique – or the other way round?
The Alexander Technique is straightforward but for any success with it you have to give yourself time and space, to make things easier for yourself...Read more
A Natural Breath – What are the chances?
‘How the hell should I know how to breathe?’ an Alexander Technique teacher trainer asked, making the point that we can't control this natural proc...Read more
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
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...Read more
Welcome to the Comfort Zone
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 ...Read more
Only More Freedom
Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...Read more
Observations and Experiences at the Piscine Molitor
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 ...Read more