Hi! I’m Annabel21! I’m just starting to try swimming as crosstraining for running and other sports. So far, breathing has been the Big Struggle. I tried peeking my head up out of the water, but my back started hurting later. From what I understand, you’re only supposed to breathe to the side, but will that affect staying linear? I’ve just heard so many things! I’m only practicing kicks right now, by the way; the shoulder-driven stroke and the full freestyle stroke scare me a little lol. But what advice do you have?