Case Studies

Play Comes First, But What Next?

July 18, 2015

On Teaching Children... I don't work with many children these days. But it's good to keep your hand in. This week I gave five short lessons to O...

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Keeping Your Head Above Water

June 20, 2015

Swimming with your face out is not much use if it's the only thing you can do. But you need to be able to do it! Gill's been learning to swim...

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Floating Is A Feeling – When You Think About It

April 28, 2015

About 15 years ago I was giving lessons to Christopher, aged ten. Ten's a bit late for a child to learn to swim and it took him a while. For severa...

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Holiday Breaststroke – Getting away from getting it right

April 18, 2015

This week I've been working with Kerry and Roger. They hope to enjoy swimming breaststroke in long, deep pools on holiday in Cyprus next month. The...

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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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Coming up for air

October 7, 2014

  Jacquie had been meaning to learn to swim properly for years but her work hadn't allowed her the time. Learning to breathe was a reve...

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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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Open To Change

April 2, 2014

Ellie Enjoys Encountering Her Unconscious Habits I've been swimming off and on for years, having spent long summers as a child in Ireland dippin...

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Mark Discovers An Affinity With Water – After Cracking The Breathing

January 3, 2014

Mark came to Croft Farm for the 8-lesson Swimming Without Stress Residential Course. He was a non-swimmer facing a particular difficulty learning t...

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From Nervous Non Swimmer to Bloke on Holiday in 8 Lessons

July 12, 2013

Ewan Gives Any Water Obsessed 10 Year Old A Run For Their Money...   Some forty years ago, I went through all of the classic small boy ...

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