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A Sea Swimmer in June

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water

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    Case Studies, Front Crawl, Outdoor Swimming, Swimming Technique
18-Oct-2017 /  written by June
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A Sea Swimmer in June
“ When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc - but swimming made me breathe hard and I was ‘end-gaining’ - it was all a bit physical!!"

I came to stay at Croft Farm 2 years ago wanting to be able to swim freestyle - and to actually enjoy swimming!  

I'm a runner who was going through a period of not being able to run and wanted to use swimming for cross-training purposes.   But I didn't know how to swim front crawl, and breaststroke didn't feel right with my knee injury.  So I came to Ian and Cheryl looking to learn how to swim for fitness… but discovered there is another way!

When I arrived I could already happily put my face in the water etc - but swimming made me breathe hard and I was ‘end-gaining’ - it was all a bit physical!!

The enjoyment benefits were immediate and enduring. 

Now, two years later,  I very much enjoy swimming, so much so that I wanted to be confident enough to swim outdoors...

And that is coming into place this year - I swam in Anglesey on a yoga and wild swimming weekend. And this video was me today in a tidal pool in Cliftonville, near Margate in Kent...

Thank you for helping me to get to this place!

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