I love swimming: I grew up in Italy close to the Adria coast, where I spent most of my childhood holidays and I learnt to feel easy in water. Water means fun and feeling good to me and swimming is the opportunity for me to move and re-energize.
In the middle of my 30s I got a back injury for which surgery was not recommended, so I learnt the Alexander Technique to manage with my condition. I found it the most powerful technique I ever learnt and it changed my life. I became gentle with my body and I understood that “how” we do things really matters. I also began to do more of what I really liked and I felt a sense of strength and fulfilment I never experienced before.
It felt natural to learn to apply the technique to swimming: at the time I was living in London and I met Steven Shaw! With Steven I discovered all the technical aspects, which are key for an enjoyable swimming experience.
The Shaw Method had a beneficial effect also on my posture outside water.
“ After I have a swim, I always feel better, I can do more,
I have more energy. As I have gone through this myself,
I would like other people to experience and feel the same.”
What I like of the Shaw Method is that you can use it for yourself, whether you want to improve your swimming performance or whether you want to ease muscular tensions or recover from pain. The Shaw Method swimming improves body awareness and it engages the brain, and it feels very pleasurable. After I have a swim, I always feel better, I can do more, I have more energy.
As I have gone through this myself, I would like other people to experience and feel the same. I would like to help them to feel at home in the water and to use the Shaw Method for themselves.
I am a qualified Shaw Method swimming teacher and I hold the silver lifeguard swimmer’s badge of the DLRG (the German life saving society).
I teach all ages and all sorts of people; children to seniors, non-swimmers to advanced swimmers, those who swim to have fun or relax and those who have a serious interest in sport (especially triathlon).
I like to teach all 4 strokes, as I believe that a wide range of movement is very beneficial.
I enjoy Shaw Method swimming and I would like you to enjoy learning to swim this way with me!