Tag Archives: Private Swimming Lessons in Milton Keynes

The Art of Teaching Swimming

First published in The Swimming Times, August 2007 “Pupils arriving for swimming lessons have a right to expect understanding and enthusiasm from their teacher,” says ASA swimming instructor and aquatic therapist Stephanie Dutton. I recently visited my local to pool … Continue reading

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Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Swimming to improve your health, as a form of exercise, or to keep fit, is wholeheartedly recommended by nearly everyone dealing with health or fitness. For many, however, it can seem like too much work, or is just not enjoyable. … Continue reading

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Troubled Waters

I am teaching a 6-year old boy who has become quite anxious of the water. For the past two years he has been having group swimming lessons at the local pool with a traditional ASA swimming teacher. Classes were large, … Continue reading

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Are You A Committed Swimmer?

Very recently in the locker room I over heard a lady say, “I swim five times a week and after every session my neck and back ache”. Every weekday morning between 6:30 and 8:00 am I watch swimmers go up … Continue reading

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Being Present

“Conquer your fear of the water.” Does that sound intimidating to you?   Can’t we stop conquering things for a while and just work with them?  Why does everything have to be so competitive? What if it was worded differently, … Continue reading

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Acceptance

A friend recently sent me a youtube video on a Wild Gorilla Encounter.  What struck me was how accepting the family of Gorilla’s were to a human.  There is a lot to learn from the mature male Silverback in that … Continue reading

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A love of photography helps me to connect to my students…

I have two passions, teaching people to learn to enjoy the water  and photography. But, how do the two meld? Photography has taught me how to be in the present moment, it’s not about just taking a photo, but being present with the … Continue reading

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