Breaststroke

Ameo Powerbreather – Unique Twin Tube Fresh Air Training Snorkel Review

August 7, 2019

I've been enjoying swimming with the Ameo Powerbreather. I've tried 'training snorkels' previously but never one like this. Fresh air comes in thro...

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How to Swim Head Up Breaststroke

April 21, 2019

  Swimming breaststroke with the face out of the water gets a bad press. There are good reasons for this. But if you're aware of what y...

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Observations and Experiences at the Piscine Molitor

January 13, 2019

We went to the Molitor Hotel for a couple of nights this week. For anyone who likes swimming pools, it's really worth the trip. Apart from the two ...

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Learning to Swim Like a Robot

December 29, 2018

After Christmas I shared a post from a few years ago, Swimming with a Hangover, where I wrote at the end: “It’s more than just exercise. It ...

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Quality Time

June 17, 2018

Are you a recreational swimmer who needs to be more relaxed?.. “ Spending more time underwater, then more time getting air in, is easier than ce...

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Surface Tension?

October 11, 2017

Learning to get your face out to breathe... “ It’s helpful if coming up for air isn’t learnt as part of a formal stroke, because there's too muc...

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Not So Slow Sophie

August 17, 2017

Cheryl makes friends with a head-up breaststroker on holiday and shares her top tips... “ Despite her lovely stroke and confidence, keeping her he...

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Old Man River

June 17, 2017

Reflections on Swimming with the Alexander Technique... “ It’s as if the river doesn’t mind one solitary human quietly joining it. With a group,...

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Meet Me at the Symmetry Gates

March 27, 2017

Aiming for balance in the water... “ Breaststroke and butterfly are symmetrical. The two sides of our body do the same thing at the same tim...

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Enjoying the Journey with Breaststroke and Butterfly

February 15, 2017

Looking ahead with no left and right turns... “ Rhythmically, meditatively, without stress, without worries, I alternated lengths of breasts...

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