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Cheryl Cross
About Cheryl Cross

With 20 years' teaching experience, Cheryl makes the most of the one-to-one setting to help you get to grips with the fundamentals. She’ll help you take this knowledge and apply it to all aspects of movement in the water and the strokes, making them freer and easier.

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“Since my course with Cheryl, swimming has become part of my life in a way that I never imagined, a real pleasure. A complete conversion. (Ann, North Wales) "
Cheryl Cross

About Cheryl Cross

With 20 years' teaching experience, Cheryl makes the most of the one-to-one setting to help you get to grips with the fundamentals. She’ll help you take this knowledge and apply it to all aspects of movement in the water and the strokes, making them freer and easier.


Training

Cheryl qualified as an ASA teacher just before completing the Diploma in Aqua Development and Health with Steven Shaw in 1999. 

Experience

Cheryl has taught alongside Ian since this time, teaching adults and children on a one-to-one basis. 

A long-term fan of the Alexander Technique she's very interested in how the body moves both in and out of the water. As an ‘Alexander Technique lay person’ she finds the water a great place to apply its principles to movement.  Subtle changes are clearer and rewards more instant. 

Over the years, working with others and on her own swimming, Cheryl’s developed a deep understanding of how we can move easily through water. Her teaching of the strokes is based on fundamental principles which mustn’t be neglected as you progress, her favourite of which is "letting it happen rather than making it happen." For her, the strokes are about moving through the water in a free and effortless way, releasing tension and increasing mobility, rather than a means of exercising to 'get fit' or burn calories.

Favourite quote

“Movement comes from rest.”  (Ian!)

Cheryl likes dancing and almonds.