Swim Question: Drills to Breathe Comfortably

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The reason why you may have trouble breathing bilaterally (to both sides) is that you are not balanced in the water, either on one side or both. Here are some basic drills.

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Can anyone recommend a few drills to help me breathe comfortably from both sides? I have tried a bunch and felt really awkward, but wanted to see what worked the best for others.

Answer:

The reason why you may have trouble breathing bilaterally (to both sides) is that you are not balanced in the water, either on one side or both.

You have to start with basic drills.

 

1.  Kicking on your side

With your hips rotated to the side and your shoulders parallel, keep your head still and continue looking at the bottom of the pool. Extend one arm out in front. When you need air, rotate all the way onto your back, take a few good breaths, and repeat. [.....]

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date: November 19, 2007

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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