Breathing when swimming shown in video below
Breathing when swimming shown in video. This video shows the correct timing to breathe. This is the most common question asked how can I fit in breathing when swimming?
I have found that this is the most difficult thing to explain to a nervous person who is trying hard to learn to swim with ongoing swimming lessons. As you have noted from my previous articles I teach adults to swim in my private swimming pool by helping them gain their balance in the water.
This means the face is fully submerged. As difficult, and as frightening this may be to someone who is terrified of the water, I can assure you that this eventually becomes easy to do, with an understanding of how the water reacts.
When a person comes to me for swimming lessons in my private swimming pool, after a time of talking and finding out how a person feels about the water and what they want to attain the next thing I teach is how to put their head in the water.
I explain at first that the water only reacts to what a person does and not the other way round because most people who are fearful of the water feel that the water is going to pull them down when they get into it. So it is important for the learner to understand that as soon as they put their head in the water holding on to the
rail, the water does go down with the face, this movement of the water does not make the water go up their nose quickly, in fact is curls around the nostrils and fills them if they treat the water gently.
When a beginner first puts their head into the water the immediate reaction is I WANT TO BREATHE.
This is very understandable because they know that the moment the head is submerged the possibility to breathe in has gone, so before a person puts their head into the water they gulp in a lung full of air and quickly dunk their head into the water and bring it out as sharply as putting it in. When I ask the learner what they did immediately they have brought their head up out of the water, without exception, they say “breathe in”.
I get them to do it again but much more slowly to get the understanding of what is happening when they submerge the head, this stops the slap of water to the face and they are much more in control to think about what they do when they bring their face out of the water. Sometimes they still say they want to breathe in. After thinking about it they realise that the first thing they do is BREATHE OUT when they bring their face out of the water.
After understanding this is easy to make the next step forward to encourage the person to breath out as soon as their face hits the air.This is a technique that you can practice and perfect with several swimming lessons.
When they do this in a controlled way I then teach them how to breath OUT through the nose under the water.
When a person learns how to do this they are amazed at how easy it is, but I must stress that the need to practice this nearly every time they first start to do the drills on their own is a must. So look at breathing when swimming shown in video. You will find this easy to do on your own in the water with your back to the wall of the pool. You will know when you are able to continue without this practice.