Breathing Technique

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Breathing In While [butterfly stroke](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. …

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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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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 of the stroke cycle, which can be stressful for beginners. Additionally, to breathe in, you need to roll your body and coordinate the inhalation with the arm …

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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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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 you have a few reasons why breathing needs some time to master. …

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