Going Swimming

Learning to Swim Like a Robot

December 29, 2018

After Christmas I shared a post from a few years ago, Swimming with a Hangover, where I wrote at the end: “It’s more than just exercise. It ...

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Underwater Swimming

Want to Swim Like Shinji?

November 11, 2018

For most people it’s unusual not to create disintegration in the back or gasp for breath when 1, learning strokes or swimming for fitness and 2, in...

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Flip Side of Front Crawl for Fitness

July 20, 2018

“I need front crawl for aerobic fitness,” said Joe today. He doesn’t believe his beautifully coordinated breaststroke gives him enough of a workout...

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Quality Time

June 17, 2018

Are you a recreational swimmer who needs to be more relaxed?.. “ Spending more time underwater, then more time getting air in, is easier than ce...

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Authentic Movement In Water

February 24, 2018

Getting into water and exploring movement, without knowing what you're going to do next... “ Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directe...

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Can You Have Your Cake and Eat It?

February 6, 2018

'Let go and float like an embryo/ learn to move forwards with some kind of flow'. I came up with that line whilst in the woods with the dogs a...

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Want to Relax? What Swimming on Your Back Lacks

December 17, 2017

Why you can't free your neck on your back like you can face down, and how to deal with it... Picture a person lying back in sparkling water, smi...

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Getting a View on Front Crawl Sighting

December 14, 2017

‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’ isn’t always true!.. “ Sighting in front crawl inevitably involves pulling your head bac...

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Searching for Still Water

November 15, 2017

Does too much head movement negate the benefits of swimming for people with sensitive vestibular systems?.. “ The vestibular system is the s...

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Mindfulness: Word of the Moment?

October 31, 2017

“ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and about talking to other people. These things are probably u...

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