2 TIPS ON BREATHING FOR BEGINNERS
To help you swim freestyle faster
If you are just getting started on swimming, you should look out these two important tips in order to improve your speed on freestyle.
Tip #1: Start by doing breathing drills
Start your swimming session by doing breathing movements
An effective drill is holding to the wall on hand and doing 10 breaths on each side twice and trying to keep your head touching the water (Focus on turn your head instead of lifting it up).
This drill helps you to does not get water up your nose and stay less time on the surface while taking a breath.
Tip #2: Breathe every 4 strokes.
Most of us have a favorite side to breathe.
While more advanced swimmers can benefit from breathing to both sides
if you are just starting out it is better to focus on one side.
DON´T START DOING BAD HABITS!
If you breathe every two strokes, you can start forming bad habits that will be difficult to correct later. So, in order to control your stroke technique and breathing you should breathe every 4 strokes, preferably on one side (just if you are a beginner).
The more you practice the more positive changes you will see on your freestyle while taking a breath.
-Improve your technique.
-Your breath will not be as agitated as before.
-Swim the whole length of the pool without needing to stop
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Last updated Feb. 16, 2022
Emiliano Mora and Bruno Moreno Gutiérrez