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.