How To: Hold your breath underwater when swimming

Hold your breath underwater when swimming

Holding breath underwater is an important part of learning to swim. Knowing how to hold breath underwater can prevent choking and drowning. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.

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Key element in swimming.
Prevents choking & drowning.
Take deep breath.
Hold cheeks & purse lips.
Gradually let air out while surfacing.
Begin on pool steps.

Phillip Toriello has 16 years of competitive swimming experience. 12 of those years he has been teaching and organizing swim events for swimmers of all levels and ages. He is has competed in all four strokes, and their corresponding events. Though his favorite race, is the individual medley. Phillip is the Aquatic Director at the high end Avila Bay Athletic Club.

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