Going Swimming

Poet in motion

September 29, 2019

Observations of Leonard Cohen swimming nude and BBC Naga running before she can walk I watched a documentary about Leonard Cohen on BBC last nig...

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Back at home

September 2, 2019

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...

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Ameo Powerbreather – Unique Twin Tube Fresh Air Training Snorkel Review

August 7, 2019

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...

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How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke

April 21, 2019

  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...

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A Natural Breath – What are the chances?

April 10, 2019

‘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...

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Where Did It All Go Wrong?

March 12, 2019

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...

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Only More Freedom

February 16, 2019

Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...

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Observations and Experiences at the Piscine Molitor

January 13, 2019

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 ...

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New Windows

January 7, 2019

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...

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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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