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Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw
United Kingdom

Crawl For Life

This work integrates Shaw Groundwork with pool based practices to develop a relaxed sustainable front crawl which promotes good use in and out of the water.

We focus on how to use directions and inhibition to achieve easier breathing and flowing movements.

For this How To we’ll have access to a swimming pool, please bring your swimming gear for this sessions. The fees will be waived, the club use is included. It is enough to say that you are attending Steven Shaw course. A small and large towel will be given to the participants at the reception.

You’ll meet with Steven at Holmes Place Health Club Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstraße 68 / Eingang Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin

We thank the Holmes Place Health club in Berlin for their hospitality https://www.holmesplace.de/

About Steven Shaw

As a child, Steven’s love of being in the water led him naturally to join his local swimming club where he took up competitive swimming. At the age of seventeen, he quit – burnt out from the long hours of hard training and suffering from a severely sprained neck and upper back. At this point in his life, he vowed never to return to swimming.

While at University he was introduced to the Alexander Technique™as a means of relieving his pain and became enthused by the ideas of F.M Alexander. In 1990 he started the three-year Alexander Technique™ teacher-training course in Israel.
During this time he began to re-explore his relationship with the water and by applying principles of the Alexander Technique™ in that element rediscovered his passion for swimming. He developed a new approach to teaching swimming – the Shaw Method.

Using his unique approach he has over the years helped thousands of people to find freedom and ease in the water. Steven enjoys working with swimmers and non-swimmers of all levels ranging from those who are fearful of putting their faces in the water to competitive swimmers looking for a healthier approach. He teaches groups and individuals throughout the UK and has introduced the Shaw Method to Japan, Australia

“Steven Shaw is the horse whisperer of swimming. Just as riding does not to be about breaking the horse, swimming does not have to be about fighting the water. Steven Shaw teaches you how to join with the water.\\\\\\\”

Steven is the Course Director of the Middlesex University accredited Diploma course in the Shaw Method and has trained more than 100 teachers. He is the co-author with a former pupil Armand D’Angour of the 1997 ‘Art of Swimming in a new direction with the Alexander Technique™ and has produced four DVDs. His second book on learning to swim with the Shaw Method, ’Master the Art of Swimming’ was published in 2006.


See also: Steven Shaw – Presenter Detail Page

Thursday, 25 August 2022
09:00 h - 11:00 h (9.00am-11.00am)

Holmes Place Gendarmenmarkt
Holmes Place Health Club Berlin-Potsdamer Platz
Swimming Pool
Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 17 a-d
10963 Berlin

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