Think or Swim?
If you fancy a change in the pool There's joy to be found in the most simple swimming activities, and lots to learn, and to gain, for yourself. ...Read more
How exactly does swimming help anxiety?
'It's great for the body and the mind' has become a swimming platitude. How much truth is there in it? As swimming becomes more and more pop...Read more
Back at home
We received some feedback this week from a lovely pupil who came to Croft Farm last year. I'm sharing it because it made me think about what happen...Read more
Ameo Powerbreather – Unique Twin Tube Fresh Air Training Snorkel Review
I've been enjoying swimming with the Ameo Powerbreather. I've tried 'training snorkels' previously but never one like this. Fresh air comes in thro...Read more
How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke
Swimming breaststroke with the face out of the water gets a bad press. There are good reasons for this. But if you're aware of what y...Read more
A Natural Breath – What are the chances?
‘How the hell should I know how to breathe?’ an Alexander Technique teacher trainer asked, making the point that we can't control this natural proc...Read more
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
A definite goal in the Alexander Technique, achieved by means of non-doing or ‘inhibition and direction’, is letting our head go forward and up. On...Read more
Only More Freedom
Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...Read more
Observations and Experiences at the Piscine Molitor
We went to the Molitor Hotel for a couple of nights this week. For anyone who likes swimming pools, it's really worth the trip. Apart from the two ...Read more
The Croft Farm pool is getting new windows and we're off to Paris for a couple of nights at the Molitor Hotel with its famous art deco pool. I'm lo...Read more