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 h...Read more
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...Read more
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 stif...Read more
To the Wall – What’s Your Approach?
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...Read more
Sing When You’re Winning – and always in the first lesson
When learners first attempt to breathe out into water, nervous tension gets in the way. But relaxation and enjoyment are more easily experienced th...Read more
Control Freak? Cant Swim?
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...Read more
Floating Is A Feeling – When You Think About It
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...Read more
Rescued: Learner Lost With Woggle At Leisure Centre
Adults Need More Than A Polystyrene Float! This week I've been working with Paul whose wife bought him a few lessons for Chr...Read more
‘Can You Guarantee I’ll Swim?’and Daft Questions about Deep Water
We often get asked about guarantees. Earlier this year someone emailed to say he would be coming from the Middle East, could afford only three...Read more
Sink or Swim?…Try letting yourself sink!
We had three ladies on our residential course this week. All of them were capable of letting go, enjoying the support of the water, finding balance...Read more