I have to confess, I never thought I would be writing a blog about swimming an ice mile but then again 10 years ago I never would have believed that I would have swam 7 channel swims! Why did I do it? I have the ocean swimming to thank for giving me the confidence to […]Read more "Ice Swimming – A New Challenge!"
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)"
Relaxing my arms and cutting out unnecessary rotation through the shoulder was a key element in prolonging my swimming and becoming the first Brit to swim the toughest 7 ocean swims in the world. I’m now 1200 strokes less per hour, 5 minutes faster, averaging over 4k an hour using less energy and becoming more efficient than I ever thought possible.Read more "Why I don’t “DRIVE” with my arms anymore"
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"