Look-in-to-my-eyes, in to my eyes, don’t look around my eyes..

Sue and me went on a BCU whitewater course at the weekend, at Canolfan Tryweryn. The course was run by Tom Parker and Paul Targett. Definitely recommend it.  We learned many things and swam a lot.

One thing they mentioned which I’d never thought about, was the importance of eye contact and body language when you are giving instructions to a swimmer. Making eye contact with the swimmer puts them “under your control”! How cool is that? They will feel compelled to look at you, as long as you maintain eye contact! They have a better chance to hear your instruction. And then they’ll do as you say! …

… At least, they might do as you say, if they trust you, if you stay calm with your arms fairly low, and don’t look like an arm flailing, wittering MADMAN!

manic paniclook into my eyes, into my eyes, do as I say

Who do you trust?


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