Freedom from Form
Available to Everybody We haven't evolved to swim distances. The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. They are product...Read more
Why Don’t I Just Stick My Neck Out?
Can finding a balanced front crawl breathing position be more than just a drill? “ Kicking on the side with the face out of the water was origin...Read more
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
Fish Fingers? Get Your Hands On A Dog And Improve Your Stroke
F.M. Alexander said that if we chase tension round the body, it ends up in our hands and wrists. This is true in swimming. In the Alexander ...Read more
Front Crawl’s Simple. So What’s The Catch?
For most front crawl improvers, it's difficult to understand exactly what the hand and arm should be doing under water. It's even more difficult to...Read more
Knowing Your A-Side and B-Side – Is bilateral breathing best for balance?
It's a popular assumption that bilateral breathing in front crawl is a good thing, for 'a balanced stroke'. If we were all capable of perfect...Read more
360 Front Crawl
Benefits of Breathing on Your BackBefore children learn front crawl breathing, it's a good idea to get them rolling all the way on to the back. It'...Read more
10 Tips for Front Crawl Kick... In Eleanor Simmonds' 400 metre gold medal freestyle race in 2012, the US silver medallist had a ...Read more
Fish Out of Water
Give yourself a break and have a breather... I always fancied a single speed bike. The simplicity of no gears appeals. The trouble with a si...Read more