Are you struggling and feeling out of breath during your swim training? ⁠

Try these 4 tips. ⁠

1. Start with NOT worrying about breathing on both sides. Just pick a side and try to get the technique down. ⁠Once you master breathing on one side, you can practice the other side and include bilateral breathing.

2. Turn your head to start your breath intake before your stroke arm leaves the water. This gives you more time with your mouth above the surface to take a relaxed breath. ⁠

3. Incorporate the Superman Drill into your stroke to slow down. Breathe, stroke, reach, then glide.⁠

4. Be sure you are breathing out under water. ⁠You do not want to hold your breath. Breath in the slowly exhale underwater before your next breath.

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Joe Beckerley, CSCS

Joe Beckerley, CSCS

I help give endurance athletes a competitive edge. USA Level 2 Triathlon Coach, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Coach