Learning to Swim

Swimming Without Strokes

January 8, 2020

Swim: to move through water by moving the body or parts of the body. Cambridge dictionary. I'm at the Hotel Costa Calero in Lanzarote again,...

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Changing the Objective?

January 2, 2020

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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Think or Swim?

January 1, 2020

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. ...

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Gradual Progression to Good Enough

November 15, 2019

Robert (65) has come to Pembrokeshire for our residential course a few times over several years. On the first day of his course earlier in the y...

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Poet in motion

September 29, 2019

Observations of Leonard Cohen swimming nude and BBC Naga running before she can walk I watched a documentary about Leonard Cohen on BBC last nig...

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Back at home

September 2, 2019

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...

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If I win the lottery…

August 30, 2019

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...

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Fight or Flight, or Float

July 24, 2019

The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...

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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 this natural proc...

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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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