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Teach your child to swim - pat the dog or back kicking

By the time you get to this stage your child can kick on their back while holding a board to their chest.

When we start introducing a child to swimming with no board we use a skill called ‘pat the dog’. 99 more words

Learn To Swim

ECASA 2017, 50m sprints

Madison was very happy to compete at this event on 4th. February 2017 at the London Aquatic Centre. As stated in the previous post, it was a tremendously well organised event that managed to allow many swimmers to compete during the day. 182 more words


Photo of the Week 2017 #4

Audrey has been taking swimming lessons for quite a long time. We started her in the pool at 6 months or so, and has been there 2 or 3 times nearly each week since. 52 more words


The Swimming Siren Kiki Caron: Silver in the Backstroke, Gold in Magazine Covers

She was sixteen. She was a world record holder. And she had a face that would grace magazines and newspapers like few others.

Christine Caron of France, who went by the alluring appellation, “Kiki”, was one of the most well-known athletes of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 257 more words

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Swimming Backstroke

Another swimming lesson….another challenge!

Trying to co-ordinate my arms as I attempt backstroke was hard, in the end the teacher said just to use them separately until it happened automatically. 60 more words


Practice: Tuesday, November 22

Warm up


150 fr 50 bk

Kick set – fins (600/1000)


Odds 6 kick free rotation kick

Evens 6 kick backstroke rotation

Drill set (400/1400) 68 more words


Individual vs. Team Sport

In most circles, swimming is categorized as an individual sport. Each swimmer has full control over the outcome of her race. Unlike team sports, you don’t have to rely on anyone else to win. 299 more words