Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any special equipment?

Simply Swimming™ stocks Aquasphere® Goggles (large and small) to protect the eyes from chlorinated water. For your comfort, and to retain heat, a swimming hat would be an option to consider.

How does Simply Swimming differ from other Swimming Schools?

The Simply Swimming™ method is taught by qualified teachers of the the Alexander Technique (AT) and is based on that technique.

At Simply Swimming the teacher is in the water with the pupil at all times to ensure the pupil is guided through each step of the stroke. The teacher will use her/his hands to help the pupil reduce tension in the muscles, and will give clear direction of what is required.

What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander technique re-educates people to make better, more efficient use of their bodies beginning with the relationship of the head, neck and back, which can bring about a freeing of the spine and limbs. Teachers of the Alexander Technique have undegone three years full-time training on a course approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)

How often should I practice between lessons?

Pupils that have an opportunity to practice between lessons can make good progress as they apply what they have learned in their lessons. Pupils who do not have an opportunity to get to the swimming pools are advised to practice some of the movements out of the water and observe their movements in the mirror.

 

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