Here is an article about the benefits on swimming for the singing voice. I wrote this earlier in the year for my teaching blog.
I have recently started swimming to keep fit and relax. I’m not training seriously but I am trying to push myself gently. When I started I was keeping my head above the water, which is clearly silly because you end up with neck ache!! So I decided to invest in some goggles and a swim cap and push myself to swim under water. Still only breaststroke though! If I try front-crawl I start choking!!!
I noticed that on mornings where I went swimming I was much more relaxed when singing. I thought it was just a feel good factor but now I think I’m subconsciously improving my singing technique while swimming!!
Before Christmas I bought a brilliant new book by Jenevora Williams called Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults. I started reading her section on de-constriction. Now this is something I have trouble with myself. When I get stressed…
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