Learning to Swim

Drift And Swish…

October 27, 2013

Non- Doing On Your Back Helps Your Other Strokes... If you want to improve any stroke, try practising this one. We call it the ‘Old English’. ...

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On Your Back! For Basic Coordination Patterns

September 22, 2013

The importance of learning to swim on the back is often overlooked. Being supine with the support of water is a great way to release and expand. Yo...

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Rotation Rotation Rotation

September 14, 2013

Why we should roll around like kids and strokes shouldn’t be taught too soon.. Four simple rotations are the foundations for all swimming mo...

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In At The Deep End, Sink Or Swim

July 15, 2013

How not to learn deep water confidence... "In those days, deep ends were deep. We were going all the way, just the two of us, to the other side ...

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From Nervous Non Swimmer to Bloke on Holiday in 8 Lessons

July 12, 2013

Ewan Gives Any Water Obsessed 10 Year Old A Run For Their Money...   Some forty years ago, I went through all of the classic small boy ...

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A Monumental, Life-changing Experience

April 9, 2013

Tina, Brecon, came for a weekend to overcome her fear. “ Ian, I wanted to thank you once again for my swimming tuition. As you know I found it v...

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Bringing Yoga Serenity Into Her Swimming

April 5, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=26T4ZZoT_ik Hilary, a keen Yoga practitioner, learnt how to chill out in water. As a regu...

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Re-thinking Her Swimming

April 3, 2013

Amanda, London, came for stroke evaluation and to improve technique. “ The lessons have transformed my swimming style and my attitude to swimmin...

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Self Discovery In The Water

April 2, 2013

Ann, from North Wales, came to overcome her fear of water and subsequently to work on technique. Swimming has become part of my life in a way t...

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Thrash a sloppy splasher into shape – Pete Chapman, The Independent, July 2003

July 19, 2003

Think you can swim? Pete Chapman did too. Then he had his crawl remodelled by a lesson based on the Alexander Technique. If memory serves, I...

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