Breathing Technique

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Breathing In 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 the water and the arms start their recovery forward. To …

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Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming backstroke poses a few challenges for 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 above the water surface, you need good balance. This means you …

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Front Crawl / Freestyle Swimming Technique: Breathing

In the front crawl / freestyle stroke, breathing is a technique on its own that can take a while 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 and coordinate the …

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Breathing While Swimming: Basic Tips and Exercises

This article describes a few basic tips and drills you can use to become familiar with the proper breathing technique used while swimming. This is useful because when you take up swimming, learning proper breathing technique is often one of the significant challenges one faces besides learning how to float. Once you have good breath …

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8 Drills to Learn Breathing in the Front Crawl Stroke

Breathing issues are pretty common while learning the front crawl stroke. Even though experienced swimmers make it look easy, there are a few hurdles to overcome to breathe seamlessly in the front crawl stroke. For example, you need to synchronize breathing with the arm and leg movements, as you can only inhale at specific moments …

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