Positions and Decisions

A person’s head can’t just be taken and put into the right position, because changes have to come from their own brain. The teacher has to coax the pupil into a decision to give their head to the water.

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Letting Go Of ‘Sinky Legs’

Sinking Legs Aren’t A Problem, Holding On To Them Is. Everybody likes to float.  Some people,  elderly ladies for example, float perfectly horizontally when letting

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Don’t Pass It Up, Pass It On!

Before anything else, children need to feel safe and comfortable in the water. So long as parents feel safe and comfortable in water, who better to convey that sense to a child?

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Floating Foundations

Learning to swim is all in the basics. The less you do in water, the easier it is to change your reaction to it, especially

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He Ain’t Heavy

How to make a sinker lighter… “Don’t relax on me,” a senior Alexander Technique teacher used to tell me. My idea of relaxing made me stiff

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Two Weeks To Thailand

John Learns To Swim Just In Time… 26 year old civil servant John badly wanted to swim before a big holiday to Thailand. Here’s his

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