Alexander Technique

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January 5, 2015

Ian Fends off New Year Sluggishness... 'The first sixty years are the worst,' Patrick MacDonald used to say about learning the Alexander Techn...

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360 Front Crawl

December 14, 2014

Benefits of Breathing on Your Back... Before children learn front crawl breathing, it's a good idea to get them rolling all the way on to the...

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Try Nose Breathing – to slow down and stop gasping

December 10, 2014

Conventional swimming instruction will always advise you to inhale through your mouth. I went on holiday with my brother about 15 years ago and he ...

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Camp Training

December 5, 2014

Ian reports from Lanzarote... I've just got back from another trip to the Hotel Costa Calero in Lanzarote. It's good to get away. I go the...

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‘Can You Guarantee I’ll Swim?’and Daft Questions about Deep Water

October 31, 2014

We often get asked about guarantees. Earlier this year someone emailed to say he would be coming from the Middle East, could afford only three...

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Fish Out of Water

October 20, 2014

Give yourself a break and have a breather... I always fancied a single speed bike. The simplicity of no gears appeals. The trouble with a si...

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Don’t Just Do It!

October 8, 2014

Avoid the swimming by numbers trap In Total Swimming Harvey Wiener writes about visualising a big number on the bottom of the pool corresponding...

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Oops!..I Did it Again

September 14, 2014

Wouldn't it be nice never to have a bad swim? Swimming with the Alexander Technique is more about an approach to being in water, an attitude to ...

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Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes

May 22, 2014

If you want to improve your stroke, there's so much information out there on technique, where do you start? As a teacher, there are lots of things ...

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Look On The Bright Side!

May 10, 2014

Front Crawl Breathing Doesn't Have To Be A Struggle If front crawl breathing's a bit of a struggle, go back to basics and work on the key el...

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