“ My breast stroke feels calm, almost a ‘Zen’ like rhythm, that won’t go faster. During each length I tell myself to reduce neck tension and resist the temptation to try harder and swim faster! "
I would like to say a big thank you to you both for teaching me how to ‘swim without stress’ back in March 2014.
Despite being fit (regular gym exerciser), before the lessons, I used to attack the water and be out of puff after just one length. My goal was simple; learn how to enjoy swimming with less effort.
I am so glad I took the plunge to do your swimming course. Your lessons were relaxed, fun, tailored to my needs and well paced.
I can now swim 20 x 50 meter lengths in approx 45 mins (breast stroke) comfortably without being out of breath and stopping. My breast stroke feels calm, almost a ‘Zen’ like rhythm. During each length I tell myself to reduce neck tension and resist the temptation to try harder and go faster!
My front crawl needs further work; however it is much less strained than it was. I have a great deal left to learn, and am sure I will be in touch for more lessons on how to improve my front crawl and correct my new ‘bad’ habits.
I am now a regular swimmer - at least once a week and much more importantly, a happier swimmer in the very slow lane. I strongly recommend Ian & Cheryl’s swimming course!
The video above might be useful for Rachel. Unfortunately, Ian has lost some nice 'before and after' footage of her breaststroke.
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“In these posts we want to encourage anyone who'd like things to be easier in the water. You may be a non-swimmer struggling to trust the water, an improver trying to understand how the strokes work, a recreational or fitness swimmer who tires easily, perhaps with aches and pains, or a swimming teacher looking for a different approach. Two questions running through this blog are: What is it about being in water that makes us happy and benefits our health? Where does our focus need to be, to enjoy these benefits?
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