Swimming Without Strokes
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,...Read more
Changing the Objective?
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...Read more
How exactly does swimming help anxiety?
'It's great for the body and the mind' has become a swimming platitude. How much truth is there in it? As swimming becomes more and more pop...Read more
Think or Swim?
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. ...Read more
Taking the swimming out of swimming
On how we help non-swimmers 'I just want to feel comfortable in water,' Karen told us on her first day. We always like to hear this, from ...Read more
Fight or Flight, or Float
The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...Read more
Swimming with the Alexander Technique – or the other way round?
The Alexander Technique is straightforward but for any success with it you have to give yourself time and space, to make things easier for yourself...Read more
How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke
Swimming breaststroke with the face out of the water gets a bad press. There are good reasons for this. But if you're aware of what you're doing, t...Read more
Diary of a Man Learning to Swim
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...Read more
Landing Before Standing
Getting your feet back on the ground... “ Without confidence in the skill of regaining the feet, adult learners need to get to a wall or a perso...Read more