Swimming Outdoors

Ameo Powerbreather – Unique Twin Tube Fresh Air Training Snorkel Review

August 7, 2019

I've been enjoying swimming with the Ameo Powerbreather. I've tried 'training snorkels' previously but never one like this. Fresh air comes in thro...

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Fight or Flight, or Float

July 24, 2019

The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...

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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

“ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and about talking to other people. These things are probably u...

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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 e...

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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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