Going Swimming

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

Mental health benefits or meaningless buzzword? “ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and abo...

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A Sea Swimmer in June

October 18, 2017

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water. “ When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc -...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 27, 2017

Get creative and enjoy the bohemian pleasures of a dip outdoors... “ There's a growing number of people who swim outdoors, not for aerobic exerc...

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to everybody including me... “ The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. Their purpose is to get us through the...

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Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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