Dr Andrew Gellert learnt to swim as a child in Kenya. He loved being in the water from an early age, but didn’t take up swimming seriously until he hit middle age and decided that he should take more exercise …Why swimming? About 18 years ago my sister told me that I didn’t do enough exercise, and, because she remembered how I used to enjoy swimming as a child, suggested I go to the pool. So I started going about three times a week and working on my speed and stamina. I would swim crawl and a bi...
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If you have read our interview with Steven Shaw, or have any experience of Shaw Method swimming you will know what a difference it can make to your health and wellbeing. As Steven says, “I am often told that Shaw Method swimming has changed a pupil’s life.”As the Method focuses on correct body alignment, relaxed breathing and avoidance of any kind of strain, it is fantastic for anyone suffering from back or joint pain. “More and more we’re finding new pupils coming to us from referrals,” says ...
Karen Goodman was a self-confessed couch potato when she took up regular Shaw Method swimming in 2008. Since then, she has lost eight stone and her back problems have all but disappeared.Why swimming?I knew I had to exercise, but I was scared of going into a gym. The only exercise I had ever enjoyed was swimming.What attracted you to Shaw Method?I came across an article about the method and it struck a chord. I had had serious back problems in the past and because of that I was nervous about any...