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More Breathing Tips While Swimming Freestyle

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In our last blog, we talked about some of the best things you can do when you are breathing and swimming. To get the best workout possible on your stationary harness, you need to have the correct form and if you are not breathing correctly while swimming, your body will not be happy with you afterwards. We would like to give you more tips to take into account so that you can get a better workout.

Don’t over rotate your head

Many people tend to want to get their whole face out of the water when they breathe. This is not how you want to get fresh air while swimming. When you look up at the ceiling or sky to breathe, your whole body will rotate with you which causes you to lose balance. Instead, you should be looking to your side and breathing into what is called a trough, the pocket around your neck where the water level is lower.

Rotate your body

As you move your arms, your body will naturally begin to rotate. This is a good thing. Body rotation helps you to not over rotate your head. You should be able to turn your head to the side and breathe with ease.

Breathe bilaterally

Most swimmers have a preference as to what side they breathe from but it is important to be comfortable with breathing on both sides. It will help keep your stroke balanced and can help you tell if you are rotating your body correctly. Breathing to one side will most likely result in poor rotation on that side and is harder to swim in a straight line.

When you hop in the pool with your new stationary swimming system, you will want to make sure that you are swimming correctly to get the workout that you want. With these tips, you will be on your way to having the perfect stroke.