Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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Old Man River

June 17, 2017

Reflections on Swimming with the Alexander Technique... “ It’s as if the river doesn’t mind one solitary human quietly joining it. With a group,...

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Meet Me at the Symmetry Gates

March 27, 2017

Aiming for balance in the water... “ Breaststroke and butterfly are symmetrical. The two sides of our body do the same thing at the same time. F...

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Enjoying the Journey with Breaststroke and Butterfly

February 15, 2017

Looking ahead with no left and right turns... “ Rhythmically, meditatively, without stress, without worries, I alternated lengths of breaststrok...

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Diving Into Breaststroke

September 26, 2016

Thinking of dolphins and Adam Peaty... If you'd like to improve your breaststroke,  it may help to think of it as a series of glides or, if...

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Easy Adaptation

May 20, 2016

A Happy Sea Swimmer Improves Her Strokes... “ People who are happy in water, who have a feel for water, find it much easier to learn new movemen...

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Three Strokes and You’re Out

October 22, 2015

Enjoying small achievements and an afternoon nap... When we get a new skill for the first time, we may be greedy to repeat the experience. Be...

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Keeping Your Head Above Water

June 20, 2015

Swimming with your face out is not much use if it's the only thing you can do. But you need to be able to do it! Gill's been learning to swim ...

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Holiday Breaststroke – Getting away from getting it right

April 18, 2015

This week I've been working with Kerry and Roger. They hope to enjoy swimming breaststroke in long, deep pools on holiday in Cyprus next month. The...

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Coming up for air

October 7, 2014

  Jacquie had been meaning to learn to swim properly for years but her work hadn't allowed her the time. Learning to breathe was a revelati...

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