Case Studies

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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Diary of a Man Learning to Swim

January 16, 2018

Michael from Gloucestershire came for our residential course as a non-swimmer with fear of water. After each of his 8 x 45 minute lessons with Che...

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A Sea Swimmer in June

October 18, 2017

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water. “ When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc -...

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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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Zen and Now

June 16, 2017

Clinical hypnotherapist Lesley from Sussex changes her mind in water. I thought I knew what to expect when I embarked on my 8 lessons of 'Swimming ...

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Dive In! A holiday to turn your child into a water baby, Hattie Garlick, Travel Writer, Daily Telegraph, July 16th, 2016

July 18, 2016

“ By the end of the first session, Johnny trusted Ian so completely that he was floating on his back, his body completely relaxed." As a critic,...

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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 mov...

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Watching Where You’re Going With Your Crawl?

April 23, 2016

Thoughts on Front Crawl Head Position “ When you look forward in crawl, your neck shortens and your head goes back. So it seems impossible to sw...

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Floating Foundations

December 10, 2015

Learning to swim is all in the basics. The less you do in water, the easier it is to change your reaction to it, especially at the learning st...

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He Ain’t Heavy

December 9, 2015

How to make a sinker lighter... "Don't relax on me,” a senior Alexander Technique teacher used to tell me. My idea of relaxing made me stif...

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