susan | February 1st, 2021 | Swimming

What is your definition?

What is your definition of the word swim?  Here are some examples of some Bancroft’s students and teachers.   "The definition of swimming is how to not panic when going [...]

susan | January 21st, 2021 | Uncategorized

Diversity within the Sport that Saves Lives

Water is incapable of prejudice, yet swimming comes with plenty of cultural and social history, accessibility issues and misconceptions, which has lead to generations of families unable to swim, many [...]

susan | January 13th, 2021 | Swimming

Swimming leaving you exhausted?

  Swimming can be overly tiring, even for fit individuals with good endurance levels.  Sound familiar? Swimming is the most efficiency intensive activity.  How well you swim is determined 80% [...]

susan | January 11th, 2021 | Swimming

Have Courage in Simplicity

One thing that irritates me about my partner is the way he gives directions.  So detailed, so precise, so exact. I switch off, my brain wanders and I get lost! Coaches [...]

susan | October 19th, 2020 | Uncategorized

Spiral Learning

Post the COVID lockdown I invited a couple of my swimmers to attend a one day workshop to allow them a recap on our previous lessons.  This experience really highlighted [...]

susan | September 13th, 2020 | Swimming

Half the English Channel

Swim & Tonic signed up to do swim the English Channel in 2019 as a relay team of six;  swimandtonic.org are a movement of people who connect by swimming.  For [...]