Wooly hat weather this morning as I “strode” to the pool in the dark. I was thinking about my last blog entry and the need for swimmers to stop rushing about. Whenever anyone comes for swimming lessons with us, we encourage them to start any session in the water with a few glides. The purpose of these glides is to aid the transition form land based breathing to aquatic breathing and from being vertical and unsupported to being horizontal and supported (by the water). In a glide you can concentrate on the important things (breathing, head position, letting go of tension in the rest of your body) without having to worry about trying to get from A to B.
My intention with this blog is to provide advice about swimming technique and attitudes to swimming without being too dry (if you’ll forgive the pun). I’m going to be looking at my experiences in the pool,both teaching and swimming, and relating them to my life out of the water.