Learning to Swim

Changing the Objective?

June 7, 2019

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...

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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 thi...

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Welcome to the Comfort Zone

March 5, 2019

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 ...

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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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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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Underwater Swimming

Want to Swim Like Shinji?

November 11, 2018

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...

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Quality Time

June 17, 2018

Are you a recreational swimmer who needs to be more relaxed?.. “ Spending more time underwater, then more time getting air in, is easier than ce...

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Non-swimmers: Know Your Needs

April 12, 2018

Advice for anyone not enjoying the water... “Can we have another go at this breaststroke breathing?' asked David, red faced and out of puff, d...

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A Good Start

March 24, 2018

If you're bracing for take-off, here's what to take on board... In water, as on land, in order to feel comfortable, be able to relax and breathe...

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Diary of a Man Learning to Swim

January 16, 2018

Michael from Gloucestershire came for our residential course as a non-swimmer with fear of water. After each of his 8 x 45 minute lessons with Che...

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