Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Inhaling While swimming butterfly, breathing is initiated by kicking a little bit harder during the second dolphin kick. This makes your upper body rise a little bit higher above the water surface during the body undulation. Inhaling occurs as soon as the mouth clears...
Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming backstroke poses a few challenges in terms of breathing. You have to keep your face above water to breathe and splashing water can be a problem. But these difficulties can be overcome. This article explains how. Keeping Your Face Above Water To keep your face...
Freestyle / Front Crawl Stroke: Breathing Technique and Tips

Freestyle / Front Crawl Stroke: Breathing Technique and Tips

In the front crawl stroke, breathing is a technique by itself that can take some time to master. This is because the head is submerged for the most part of the stroke cycle, which can be stressful for beginners. Additionally, to breathe in you need to roll your body...
Breathing While Swimming: Basic Tips and Exercises

Breathing While Swimming: Basic Tips and Exercises

This article describes a few basic tips and drills you can use to become familiar with proper breathing technique while swimming. This is useful because when you take up swimming, learning proper breathing technique is often one of the major challenges one faces...
Breathing and Swimming Drills for the Freestyle Stroke

Breathing and Swimming Drills for the Freestyle Stroke

Breathing and swimming issues are pretty common while learning the freestyle stroke. For example you need to synchronize breathing with arm and leg movements, movements which themselves are asymmetrical. Add to this that you need to roll on your side to breathe, and...
Swimming Breaststroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming Breaststroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

This article explains the breathing technique used while swimming breaststroke. It covers breathing for recreational, fitness and competitive swimmers. It also gives a few additional breathing tips. Breathing while doing the breaststroke is easy because the head is in...

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