Breathing Swim Instruction (technique lesson) #swimlesson #breathing #swimbreathing

A helpful hint that I like to emphasize to my
swimmers is breathing quick air not slow air. Now what’s the difference
between quick air and slow air like we said before, breathing slows you down
so you want to do with it as smoothly as possible The quick care is actually
hugging within about an inch to the surface of the water.
The slow air is all of the air that’s about that. A lot of
times the younger or developing swimmer likes to turn their head REALLY BIG
in order to catch a breath Now that motion in and of itself
actually disrupts the stroke even more and makes
it harder to get back into form after you take a breath. So you really want to
have a slight motion with your head. Here’s a little
trick to it–as you’re swimming the water level may be here but as
you’re moving forward the water actually bends around your
head. It’s actually lower it makes a cusp at the bottom down here so the quick
air that you want to breathe is actually much lower than you think
that it might be. You don’t have to turn your head that drastically to catch a full breath of air.
A lot of times with the more advanced swimmers they’ll only expose half or a quarter
of their mouth to take a full breath and they have very little head motion.
You may not even be able to tell when they take a breath because they
barely have a slight turn to their head and they know that the cusp is there,
so they’re catching that with the side of their mouth. So keep
that in mind, breathe quick air not slow air–because slow air is ‘hey’ its gonna slow you down Make sure you take full breaths That is taking a full breath in
and being able to exhale all of your air in between.
What you want to do is when it’s time to take your next breath you want to make sure that all you’re
doing is breathing in. What you don’t want to do You see this a lot, especially with developing
swimmers, is you don’t wanna have to breathe out when you turn your head to take a breath
and breathe in with the same motion That makes an elongated breath, it slows
the stroke down even more because breathing slows the
stroke down and it really causes a problem
with the stroke So keep that in mind, you wanna be able
to take full breaths deep breaths in and be able to exhale when your head is in the water–
full breaths out Okay so keep that in mind, full
breaths in and full breaths out Now this is one of the most important things with breathing You need to make sure you
develop a nice pattern with breathing Meaning you need to do it at a
consistent rate Whatever you choose. Lets talk about freestyle if your gonna breathe every stroke,
make sure you breathe every stroke. If you’re going to breathe every other stroke or
every third stroke whatever your coach has you doing at the
time make sure you’re consistent because your lungs will be much more
efficient if you’re good to them if you have a set pattern of breathing
out and breathing in at a consistent rate, they’re going to give you much more bang for their buck If you confuse them by breathing every
stroke then every third stroke and then two strokes then you go five strokes
without breathing if you mix it up and if you confuse your
lungs as far as their breathing pattern
then they’re gonna wear out on you a lot more quickly and they’re going
to be less efficient So in breathing whatever pattern your coach
has you doing stay with it and make sure that it’s
consistent. If you’re good for your lungs they’ll be good to you Alright guys, I wanted to add one little
point of emphasis onto the end of the breathing section. Once you get
the skills down and you become comfortable with breathing as far as
freestyle, the head motion is not a real head motion You actually allow your head to move with the natural body rotation
of your body and it’s not a distinct separate head turn that occurs So once you get the skills down, the
way that I approached it in the video was really controlling the massive head turn that a lot of
developing swimmers like to have But once you become comfortable with
breathing then there’s really not a head turn at all
you really just allow your head to rotate with
your body while you’re swimming the stroke, in a slight manner,
you don’t want to have a big turn on that either So that’s the next skill. Once you
become comfortable with breathing try not to have any kind of head motion
just allow your head to roll with your body in order to take the
breath. Alright, so I hope you guys are doing well at this point and good luck

19 thoughts on “Breathing Swim Instruction (technique lesson) #swimlesson #breathing #swimbreathing”

  1. Hi Aron, I did it today, swam 75 lengths front crawl without stopping. I made sure that I reached as far as possible , rotate and pull the water, while my feet were kicking like a humming bird. It sounds strange description, but it works. Many thanks for your advice.

  2. good point about not holding your breath. I hold my breath and I think this is my problem since I then gasp for air.
    What I think you are teaching is to breath continuously either exhaling or inhaling, is this correct?

  3. Hi Aaron, many thanks for these videos. I'm just getting back into swimming and I have never really had proper training. I'm finding your videos really helpful. What's your opinion on bilateral breathing (turning your head both sides to breath)? I have only been breathing on one side and am quite used to it, however I've been reading in a few places that its better to breath bilaterally because it makes your body more straight. What do you think?

  4. Should I breath out through both mouth and nose while under water? Cuz water tend to come way back into my nose somehow…

  5. my friend told me is that right way to breath  is breath in from mouth and breath out from nose. Is it correct?

  6. I think breathing properly in freestyle has been my biggest obstacle to swimming better…..thanks for the tips.

  7. thanks for taking the time to produce these videos – every bit of information helps this rec swimmer – thumbs up……rotation advice was very helpful as I try to use bilateral breathing……

  8. Aaron, love your videos. I had a 8 year old son complains of stomach aches after an hour of swim team swimming. I think he is swallowing a lot of water and then is suffering from it. Do you have any tips or videos I can go over with him? Thank you!

  9. I can't seem to get air in that quick, whether it's because I've not been swimming for long and I get very tired I'm not sure. But I feel like I breathe air in fast but I don't actually get enough in to carry on and I feel like I don't have enough to continue swimming? Appreciate if this can get a reply

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