Front Crawl

Feet Notes

November 19, 2014

  10 Tips for Front Crawl Kick... In Eleanor Simmonds' 400 metre gold medal freestyle race in 2012, the US silver medallist had a ...

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Fish Out of Water

October 20, 2014

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...

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Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes

May 22, 2014

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 ...

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Look On The Bright Side!

May 10, 2014

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...

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Cross Pattern Crawl

December 3, 2013

Kicking our opposite hand forwards is a pattern that's already there, waiting to be discovered! A lot of Alexander Technique teachers encour...

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Rotation Rotation Rotation

September 14, 2013

Why we should roll around like kids and strokes shouldn’t be taught too soon.. Four simple rotations are the foundations for all swimming moveme...

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Richard Reorganises His Front Crawl

June 13, 2013

Richard's self-taught front crawl didn't feel good. He wanted to know what he should be thinking. “ Ian's method is to involve you in the whole ...

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Thrash a sloppy splasher into shape – Pete Chapman, The Independent, July 2003

July 19, 2003

Think you can swim? Pete Chapman did too. Then he had his crawl remodelled by a lesson based on the Alexander Technique. If memory serves, I...

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