Swimming Wild in the Lake District – Review

My review of: Swimming Wild in the Lake District by Suzanna Cruickshank I was pretty excited to be offered an opportunity to review this book as the Lake District is one of my favourite places in the UK.  I also have a great friend living near by so any excuse to pop...

Shaw Method vs Total Immersion

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while but haven’t had the opportunity to give you some quality evidence or feedback to support my thoughts, until now. As you will all know, I teach Shaw Method swimming which is based on principles of...

Swim Wild This September

Go Wild This September. I’ve had lots of new people join the Swim For Life mailing list recently, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share a couple of short films I made this year and also discuss some great swimming opportunities. We have...

Breath Control

I get asked quite a lot about breathing.  It is, of course, a key aspect of life as well as swimming.  It is also one of the fundamental reasons people get very anxious with swimming.  If you are nervous in the water, questioning how you will comfortably take air into...

A Beautiful Wild Experience

Wild, under the water. I’ve just returned from one of my favourite pastimes and so thought I’d share some photos and tips with you. Swimming for me has opened up so many doors to a life that I love. I discovered scuba diving while travelling in Australia...