How To: Improve your freestyle swimming breathing

Improve your freestyle swimming breathing

One of the hardest challenges for a beginning swimmer can be learning how to breathe properly. If you aren't careful with your breathing, you can end up with a mouth full of water and an unpleasant swimming experience.

Whether you are swimming for pleasure, training for a triathlon, or you swim competitively, the most effective way of enhancing your performance and increasing your enjoyment of swimming is to improve your technique. One aspect of the freestyle technique that many less experienced swimmers and new triathletes find difficult to learn is how to breathe. In fact, the need to breathe creates one of the biggest challenges for anyone trying to swim freestyle efficiently. However, breathing becomes much easier if you remember to relax, breathe out (when your face is in the water), rotate your head with your body to breathe, and try to keep your face partially in the water when you inhale. Watch the video to learn more...

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