One of the biggest life changing moments I found when changing my stroke technique was to stop over-head arm rotation in front crawl. Now I do a semi-circle ‘elbow push’, allowing a relaxed forearm and hand. I know this is completely different to what we were all taught. This one element of the stroke instantly took […]Read more "High Elbows BEWARE! (Avoiding shoulder injury)"
For years I never thought about the importance of my head position whilst swimming. I realised the head acts like a boat rudder and depending on what direction or angle your head is, your body will follow.Read more "The Importance of a Still Head"
Thinking about swimming a channel relay or already signed up? I have had the privilege of being involved in three English channel relays with people of varying abilities. I love them!! It is a great way of introducing you to the channel and you may then decide to go on to do a solo! They are also a great team […]Read more "English Channel Relays – What are they all about?"
As a strong believer in the use of your core muscles in swimming as with many other sports, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP), is another I can add to my list! On a recent trip to Portugal I had the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding. I know from my good friend Jeremy Laming […]Read more "Paddling your way to fitness!"