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 attend Swim Essentials, get all the details in the link below…

8 hours, over two focused days of coached swim training in the pool and open water.

Day one: May 21st. Meet us at Miami Dade College South Campus pool (830a to 130p).

Day two: The open water session is on June 4th.

It’s an amazing opportunity to be in the water with our expert coaches getting hands on instruction to power up your swim!

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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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