Are you breathing the right way?


Seems like we, as land mammals should know how to do this instinctually but unfortunately, that’s not the case.

So many factors affect our breathing on land, let alone doing it well while we’re swimming.

This single skill can affect everything you do in the water. If we’re not breathing effectively while we swim, you won’t be able to perform the necessary movements to swim effectively.

It’s important to breath while swimming as similar as you do on land. There should be no breath holding. As soon as your face goes underwater the goal is to start blowing bubbles out of your nose.

Inhaling through your mouth and exhaling through your nose most of the time, is key to a calm efficient breathing pattern and swim success.

Quick Tip: Inhale 1 count through the mouth and exhale underwater for 3 seconds through your nose, repeat 5 x’s.

Start standing upright in the water, with your feet on the bottom of the pool and hands on the side of the pool so you feel secure. Then do the 5 repeats until it feels very easy and seamless. Then work on the same timing while you are swimming.

Watch me in the video…

I recommend practicing this at the end of every lap until it becomes automatic while you’re swimming.

This is just one of the many swim skills you’ll learn to master that will completely transform your swimming when you join me in Swim Essentials.

Swim Essentials starts this Saturday (April 17th)! Register HERE! Got questions? Text me at 786-586-6057. 

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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.

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