Swimming Outdoors

How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke

April 21, 2019

  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 y...

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Getting a View on Front Crawl Sighting

December 14, 2017

‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’ isn’t always true!.. “ Sighting in front crawl inevitably involves pulling your head bac...

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Mindfulness: Word of the Moment

October 31, 2017

Mental health benefits or meaningless buzzword? “ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and abo...

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A Sea Swimmer in June

October 18, 2017

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water. “ When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc -...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 27, 2017

Get creative and enjoy the bohemian pleasures of a dip outdoors... “ There's a growing number of people who swim outdoors, not for aerobic exerc...

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to everybody including me... “ The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. Their purpose is to get us through the...

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Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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Just Floating An Idea

July 8, 2017

“ The healing properties of salt water have been acknowledged for centuries. But if there's going to be healing, in or out of the water, the less w...

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Going Away and Getting Somewhere

July 4, 2017

Cheryl's home from her Strel Swimming Adventure in Montenegro... Thank you Strel Swimming Adventures for the lovely trip in Montenegro last ...

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Old Man River

June 17, 2017

Reflections on Swimming with the Alexander Technique... “ It’s as if the river doesn’t mind one solitary human quietly joining it. With a group,...

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