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 Back... Before children learn front crawl breathing, it's a good idea to get them rolling all the way on to the...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
Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes
If you want to improve your stroke, there's so much information out there on technique, where do you start? As a teacher, there are lots of things ...Read more
Look On The Bright Side!
Front Crawl Breathing Doesn't Have To Be A Struggle If front crawl breathing's a bit of a struggle, go back to basics and work on the key el...Read more
Cross Pattern Crawl
Kicking our opposite hand forwards is a pattern that's already there, waiting to be discovered! A lot of Alexander Technique teachers encour...Read more
Rotation Rotation Rotation
Why we should roll around like kids and strokes shouldn’t be taught too soon.. Four simple rotations are the foundations for all swimming mo...Read more