How to breathe while swimming for beginners!
Learning to breathe for beginning swimmers can be intimidating.
Which is why we don't want you to attempt this until you feel comfortable doing the following:
1) Can put your face in the water with 0 nervous feelings or anxiety
2) Feel comfortable to move through the water using both your feet and hands for propulsion
& 3) You are moving through the pool with ease and comfort.
The first way we can breath is called FORWARD BREATHING:
(And this usually happens when we're not quite comfortable on our back yet. And so we can't do a full roll over breath and we're not fully comfortable breathing to the side yet. And so breathing forward has a very nice and specific place in time in our brand new swimmers, a learn to swim journey.)
Once we are in a nice forward propulsion glide, and we are kicking our feet and moving our hands (Like we learned in Progression 4 of SwimAble Adult) we can count the pulls of our arms.
After our second pull we exhale roughly 75% of your air as your arms move up into the starting position.
and keep this forward glide going with your arms, stretched out in front and your legs, continuing to kick behind you. Then raises your head by pushing your chin forward.
Chin comes up to the surface of the water.
It can help to do a quarter pull here with your arms to keep you moving forward.
Then inhales through your mouth, closes your lips, and then submergence your face again by tilting your chin forward until your nose is pointing to the floor again.
Then we repeat the process as we swim through the water. And that is how to breath for beginning swimmers.
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