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...Read more
Watching Where You’re Going With Your Crawl?
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...Read more
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...Read more
He Ain’t Heavy
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...Read more
Two Weeks To Thailand
John Learns To Swim Just In Time... 26 year old civil servant John badly wanted to swim before a big holiday to Thailand. Here's his account...Read more
Play Comes First, But What Next?
On Teaching Children... I don't work with many children these days. But it's good to keep your hand in. This week I gave five short lessons to O...Read more
Keeping Your Head Above Water
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 ...Read more
Floating Is A Feeling – When You Think About Its
About 15 years ago I was giving lessons to Christopher, aged ten. Ten's a bit late for a child to learn to swim and it took him a while. For severa...Read more
Holiday Breaststroke – Getting away from getting it right
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...Read more
Don’t Just Do It!
Avoid the swimming by numbers trap In Total Swimming Harvey Wiener writes about visualising a big number on the bottom of the pool corresponding...Read more