Thanks its relatively simplicity, stability and wide accessibility, it’s no wonder that breaststroke is currently the most popular stroke in the UK and the rest of the world. Because the technique entails working your arms and legs in tandem and performing long glides, breaststroke is suitable for swimmers of all levels. Moreover, since it works […]
Author: andy
Posted: April 15, 2014, 8:38 am
Granted, the butterfly stroke is quickly exhausting and among the most difficult swimming techniques an athlete can learn. Then again, mastering its unique and spectacular movements promises to be a lot of fun and provide you with the edge you need during competitive swimming. What does the butterfly stroke entail? The butterfly stroke implies holding […]
Author: andy
Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:44 am
In the breaststroke, exhalation takes place as you release into the glide. Extending the arms forward exerts pressure on the diaphragm, naturally encouraging the expulsion of air from the lungs. Similarly, raising the body up and bringing the arms round encourages the opening up of the chest and lungs, thus promoting an unforced inhalation. Assuming […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:05 pm
Try the following set of maneuvers for recovering your footing in the shallow end of a pool. This procedure is particularly important for beginners and those who lack confidence in recovering an upright position in shallow water after a glide. Breathing presents a challenge to maintaining good orientation in the water. If we were able, […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:04 pm
Because a sense of ease in the water is so essential to the art of swimming, equipment that helps to promote this is a worthwhile investment. Adults who have difficulty putting their face in the water for any length of time can find good-quality swimming accessories invaluable. As the majority of swimming-pools use chlorine as […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:04 pm
There is a Law of Reversed Effort. The harder we try with the conscious will to do something, the less we shall succeed. Proficiency and the results of proficiency come only to those who have learned the paradoxical art of doing and not doing. Aldus Huxley A common feature of the case histories is the […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm
When performed correctly, backstroke can be the most elegant and relaxed-looking of all the strokes. However, if a good head-neck-back relationship is not maintained, it becomes disorganized and awkward. Some swimmers pull their head right back so that their eyes are focused on a point behind them, which can cause the back to arch unduly […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm
Water is both literally and symbolically the source of life. It’s the most abundant substance on the surface of the Earth, covering more than 70% of the planet. It constitutes a large proportion of all living things: about two thirds of a human being’s body mass is made up of water. To ensure the efficient […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm
Everything we do involves a complex interaction of conscious and unconscious actions. In practice the Alexander Technique (AT) tends to work with relatively undemanding, commonplace activities, like standing, sitting, and walking. The effort of performing more complicated activities is likely to furnish distractions from the initial task at hand, that of learning to be aware […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:02 pm
The front craw (or freestyle) is potentially the most efficient and fastest of the swimming strokes. It is swum in a continuous, flowing action, with the head leading the body through the water like the prow of a ship. When you swim face-down (prone) you can allow your body to extend naturally and can use […]
Author: andy
Posted: December 1, 2009, 10:02 pm

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