Think or Swim?
If you fancy a change in the pool There's joy to be found in the most simple swimming activities, and lots to learn, and to gain, for yourself. ...Read more
Back at home
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...Read more
If I win the lottery…
The autumn sunlight streams in through the pool windows at Croft Farm and bounces off the clear, shallow water. An adult who's spent a lifetime wit...Read more
Fight or Flight, or Float
The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...Read more
Changing the Objective?
Is the objective, when working with fearful non-swimmers, to get them independent in the water by the end of their course of 8 lessons? Cher...Read more
A Natural Breath – What are the chances?
‘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...Read more
Welcome to the Comfort Zone
Can't Hurt me, by David Goggins is a motivational read from someone who picked himself up after getting a bad start and worked, almost as a matter ...Read more
Only More Freedom
Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...Read more
Learning to Swim Like a Robot
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 ...Read more
Want to Swim Like Shinji?
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...Read more