For Non-Swimmers

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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‘Can You Guarantee I’ll Swim?’and Daft Questions about Deep Water

October 31, 2014

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...

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Sink or Swim?…Try letting yourself sink!

October 24, 2014

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...

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