I read my brother Mike's daily Facebook posts, on ancient Buddhist texts he has translated from Sanskrit and their relevance now. Common the...Read more
Follow the Penguin
Through a glass wall at Folly Farm's zoo today I observed penguins swimming underwater. It was lovely to watch their streamlined bodies as they div...Read more
How Slow Can You Go?
Marjory Barlow, Alexander's niece, said, "My goal, and my only one, is to help you adjust your inner tempo so that you do not lose pace with time."...Read more
Swimming for a Bad Back?
Lots of people recommend it. And many back pain sufferers confirm that swimming makes their back feel better. But when I observe people with a bad ...Read more
Haiku Are In!
We had a great response to our Haiku competition, inspired by Simon Armitage in his shed with Johnny Marr. Here are our favourites: Inhale, p...Read more
Do you still work with swimmers?
We just had a call from Rosemary, who had front crawl lessons with us in 2012. She said learning to free her neck and lengthening her stroke out wa...Read more
When You Can’t Swim
From childhood, related to my genetically weak vestibular system (poor balance), I've had a kind of kink in my nervous system where my head goes to...Read more
Top Tips For Dips
If there's magic in the water, three simple activities may help you find it. 1. Floating face down 2, Sitting, letting yourself drop ...Read more
Swim Your Own Swim
In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray is clear on problems of identity politics and social media. We latch on to popular ideas without thinking t...Read more
Coming to Quiet
JA Thompson, a Scottish expert on soft corals wrote, over 100 years ago, "One of the dangers of our civilization is that one function of the nervou...Read more