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Feet Notes

November 19, 2014

  10 Tips for Front Crawl Kick... In Eleanor Simmonds' 400 metre gold medal freestyle race in 2012, the US silver medallist had a ...

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Sink or Swim?…Try letting yourself sink!

October 24, 2014

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...

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Fish Out of Water

October 20, 2014

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...

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Don’t Just Do It!

October 8, 2014

Avoid the swimming by numbers trap In Total Swimming Harvey Wiener writes about visualising a big number on the bottom of the pool corresponding...

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Oops!..I Did it Again

September 14, 2014

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 ...

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Tame Swimming – on an August afternoon

August 7, 2014

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...

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Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes

May 22, 2014

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 ...

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Look On The Bright Side!

May 10, 2014

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...

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Swimming Gala Stress

March 25, 2014

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...

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Sento – a trip to the bath house

March 9, 2014

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...

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