JAN TRAINED WITH STEVEN SHAW IN THE U.K. IN SHAW METHOD IN 2006, AND TERRY LAUGHLIN IN 2012 IN THE U.S. AS A TOTAL IMMERSION COACH. PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS INFORMED AROUND THESE APPROACHES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES IN PERTHSHIRE.
Jan was a Total Immersion coach from 2012 – 2021. This swimming method has influenced the way Jan teaches. Devised by acclaimed swimming coach Terry Laughin in the United States, not only is it much loved by Triathletes and open water competitors, but it is also appropriate for beginners.
JAN’S BACKGROUND IN ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE INFORMS HER OWN SWIMMING AND TEACHING AND MEANS THAT SHE IS ABLE TO DEAL WITH SWIMMERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
Jan actually learned to swim as an adult so appreciates how hard this can be. Equally Jan’s experience as a keen triathlete (Sprint and Olympic distance) means that she understands the pressure of competitive swimming too.
AS A FULLY QUALIFIED ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (AT) TEACHER, JAN OFFERS ONE-TO-ONE LESSONS AT HER HOUSE IN DUNKELD, PERTHSHIRE.
AT is a system of re-education for the body and mind that is particularly beneficial if you are suffering from neck, back and joint pain, wish to improve your performance (musical, dramatic or sporting) and would like a technique to combat stress or anxiety, and/or avoid injury
Before I had coaching from Jan I used to think I’m a sinker ….I have heavy legs …I have no buoyancy. She sorted me out a few years back for the Artemis Kindrochit Quad in no time but more than that, changed my swimming forever. Her lessons had such a dramatic effect on how much fun I have swimming!
For 30 years I could only swim with my head out of the water which was hurting my back and neck. After lessons with Jan I can now swim perfectly underwater, can swim breaststroke and crawl and a pretty good backstroke. My grandaughter can now swim through my legs and I can swim through hers!
Jan helped me to sort out all my strokes. She also prepared me for the potential difficulties with open water swimming where you can be bumped and grabbed in that initial frenzied start. Jan has taught me to be mindful and have patience as a swimmer as the learning process continues with these attitudes and that enhances our enjoyment of each swim.
Jan is a gifted swimming teacher who effectively shares her knowledge and expertise. This is tailored to the unique abilities of each trainee and puts theory into practice via demonstration, observation and individual feedback.
When I started taking lessons I suffered from back pain. Whilst taking lessons with Jan I noticed a big reduction in my back pain. Since I have learned to swim my back pain has been significantly reduced. I believe the reduction in my back pain is mostly due to the style of swimming that Jan teaches.