10 Tips for Front Crawl Kick... In Eleanor Simmonds' 400 metre gold medal freestyle race in 2012, the US silver medallist had a ...Read more
Sink or Swim?…Try letting yourself sink!
We had three ladies on our residential course this week. All of them were capable of letting go, enjoying the support of the water, finding balance...Read more
Fish Out of Water
Give yourself a break and have a breather... I always fancied a single speed bike. The simplicity of no gears appeals. The trouble with a si...Read more
Don’t Just Do It!
Avoid the swimming by numbers trap In Total Swimming Harvey Wiener writes about visualising a big number on the bottom of the pool corresponding...Read more
Oops!..I Did it Again
Wouldn't it be nice never to have a bad swim? Swimming with the Alexander Technique is more about an approach to being in water, an attitude to ...Read more
Tame Swimming – on an August afternoon
I tend to avoid the term 'wild swimming' which we hear and read about so much these days. I don't want to get in touch with my wild side when I sli...Read more
Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes
If you want to improve your stroke, there's so much information out there on technique, where do you start? As a teacher, there are lots of things ...Read more
Look On The Bright Side!
Front Crawl Breathing Doesn't Have To Be A Struggle If front crawl breathing's a bit of a struggle, go back to basics and work on the key el...Read more
Swimming Gala Stress
A Need For Speed And A Need For Balance... I must be getting old, because time seems to be different now – it goes faster! I don’t think I’m...Read more
Sento – a trip to the bath house
When I was in Tokyo in my early twenties, the importance of water in Japanese culture made an impression on me. Temples with miniature fountains a...Read more