Learning to Swim

Want to Relax? What Swimming on Your Back Lacks

December 17, 2017

Why you can't free your neck on your back like you can face down, and how to deal with it... Picture a person lying back in sparkling water, smi...

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Surface Tension?

October 11, 2017

Learning to get your face out to breathe... “ It’s helpful if coming up for air isn’t learnt as part of a formal stroke, because there's too muc...

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Following the Flow

September 24, 2017

When leading is misleading... “ Anticipation of the next movement and a preconception of what it should look and feel like makes you rush ahead....

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What’s Welsh for Puddle?

July 24, 2017

Learning to let learning happen... I’ve lived in Wales for 18 years, my dad’s Welsh and a friend recommended I put myself in the position of...

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I Am Not A Swimming Instructor

July 3, 2017

Freedom from the shackles of a job title... “ Facebook requires you to say what your business page is about. Feasible categories include Swimmin...

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Zen and Now

June 16, 2017

Clinical hypnotherapist Lesley from Sussex changes her mind in water. I thought I knew what to expect when I embarked on my 8 lessons of 'Swimming ...

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Which End of the Pool Were You in at School?

May 20, 2017

“ The lack of a meaningful plan which caused suffering for the nervous kids was liable to be a problem for the swimmers too. Some of those envied d...

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All You Need Is Love

December 15, 2016

Putting love of the water into practice... Swimmers often talk about their love of water. But one way or another we fight the thing we love. ...

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Stopping the Fight for Survival

November 2, 2016

‘Playing dead’, ‘Sinking’ and ‘Falling’ - Why these sometimes unpopular terms are useful for non- swimmers “ Given that non-swimmers believe the...

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Helping Hands

October 2, 2016

The importance of hands on guidance in teaching people to swim... Touch reaches parts of the brain that words and images can't.  Hands-on gu...

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