For Non-Swimmers

Attention, Please! One to One Works

June 11, 2016

“ The process of learning to swim properly requires brain work and redirection of energy, from both teacher and pupil. As a teacher, you can only d...

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Positions and Decisions

April 15, 2016

Learning to swim is all in your head... It's about making friends with the water,  trusting it to support us, or trusting ourselves to let ...

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Letting Go Of ‘Sinky Legs’

March 4, 2016

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

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Floating Foundations

December 10, 2015

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 at the learning st...

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He Ain’t Heavy

December 9, 2015

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 stif...

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To the Wall – What’s Your Approach?

May 31, 2015

Because the wall in a swimming pool becomes a destination, it's symbolic for people learning to swim. How we approach the wall says a lot about our...

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Sing When You’re Winning – and always in the first lesson

May 21, 2015

When learners first attempt to breathe out into water, nervous tension gets in the way. But relaxation and enjoyment are more easily experienced th...

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Control Freak? Cant Swim?

May 7, 2015

  Are you a non-swimming adult who describes yourself as a control freak? Successful at what you do, you're usually able to achieve you...

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Floating Is A Feeling – When You Think About It

April 28, 2015

About 15 years ago I was giving lessons to Christopher, aged ten. Ten's a bit late for a child to learn to swim and it took him a while. For severa...

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Rescued: Learner Lost With Woggle At Leisure Centre

January 18, 2015

  Adults Need More Than A Polystyrene Float!   This week I've been working with Paul whose wife bought him a few lessons for Chr...

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