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Drowning In The Sea of Reaction?

July 8, 2023

We've been working this week with someone who almost drowned as a child. Being in the water has always been likely to excite her fear reflexes.&...

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When swimming is, and isn’t, therapy

May 13, 2023

Two opposite kinds of behaviour in water relieve stress. Cold water immersion Getting into cold water, embracing the cold, possibly e...

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When You Can’t Swim

January 30, 2021

From childhood, related to my genetically weak vestibular system (poor balance), I've had a kind of kink in my nervous system where my head goes to...

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Top Tips For Dips

October 24, 2020

If there's magic in the water, three simple activities may help you find it. 1. Floating face down 2, Sitting, letting yourself drop ...

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Visit Wales. Later

August 2, 2020

When arranging courses I'm often talking to two people about the same vacancy, a salesman, hurrying people along to place their deposit for lessons...

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Let’s Hang Loose With What We’ve Got!

March 13, 2020

Is the water a place for striving for you? Or a place for liberation? Most people tense up in water even more than on dry land. But if we approa...

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Think or Swim?

January 1, 2020

If you fancy a change in the pool There's joy to be found in the most simple swimming activities, and lots to learn, and to gain, for yourself. ...

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Taking the swimming out of swimming

October 19, 2019

On how we help non-swimmers 'I just want to feel comfortable in water,' Karen told us on her first day.  We always like to hear this, from ...

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If I win the lottery…

August 30, 2019

The autumn sunlight streams in through the pool windows at Croft Farm and bounces off the clear, shallow water. An adult who's spent a lifetime wit...

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Want to Relax? What Swimming on Your Back Lacks

December 17, 2017

Why you can't free your neck on your back like you can face down, and how to deal with it... Picture a person lying back in sparkling water, smi...

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