For Non-Swimmers

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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Landing Before Standing

August 8, 2016

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...

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Dive In! A holiday to turn your child into a water baby, Hattie Garlick, Travel Writer, Daily Telegraph, July 16th, 2016

July 18, 2016

“ By the end of the first session, Johnny trusted Ian so completely that he was floating on his back, his body completely relaxed." As a critic,...

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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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