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Alexander Technique and swimming

Guided glide


The Art of Swimming is based on Alexander principles and a deep understanding of the coordination of the body as a whole. Water is a wonderful medium for letting go of tensions. Discover your natural affinity for the aquatic environment and find more harmony within yourself.

Why plough mindlessly up and down the pool? - in fact that can be quite harmful! Swimming can be a form of playful re-creation. In many ways it’s the most complete form of therapeutic exercise. Learning all of the main strokes tones and makes supple the whole body.

The hallmarks of this approach:

  • step-by-step development of each part of the stroke
  • one-to-one guided instruction (within small groups in workshops) in the water helps you experience from within the necessary coordination
  • clear demonstration and explanation
  • objective feedback, including video-filming

Steven Shaw with swimmers 2019 Art of Swimming Courses

at Nelson Infant School Pool, Nelson St, Norwich

All group courses are suitable if you are OK about putting your face in the water (but note special confidence-building course below);
otherwise, consider some one-to-one first to build confidence.

Greek Island ALONISSOS SWIM COURSE

July 5 - 12 @£705, inc accomodation

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check out www.alexanderingreece.com for full details and booking

Jonathan teaching WEEKLY COURSES on Thursdays, 1900 - 2000
with Jonathan Drake


SWIM CHECK for improvers
dates and times to be confirmed @



FRONTCRAWL improvers course
May 2, June 6 @£ 32



BREASTSTROKE beginners/improvers
May 9, 16, 23 @£ 48



One-to-one/two instruction: swimming from the inside out

Private teaching can be arranged at pools heated to 30 degrees at 175 Newmarket Rd (with minimal chlorine content); at Wentworth, 99 Newmarket Rd; or at You Fit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Ipswich Rd
Fees: £30/£36 for one/two, plus pool hire @£10 - 25, for 45 minutes.

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