| 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 [...]

| October 19th, 2020 | Swimming

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 [...]

| 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 [...]

| July 5th, 2020 | Swimming

Channel Relay Prep

As a Coach it’s important to take myself out of my own comfort zone from time to time.  Having turned down several offers to join English Channel relay teams in [...]

| June 3rd, 2020 | Swimming

The shape you’re in

History shows that there are coaches who make a lasting impact on their sport, their impact and knowledge is shared with others and within that sport some gain 'Legend' status. [...]

| May 21st, 2020 | Swimming

Lockdown and easing back in

I’ve reassured several swimmers that they won’t ‘forget how to swim’.  Having diligently been practicing for months, even years with several hundred if not thousands of repetitions forged into their [...]