How to Swim : How to Breathe While Swimming Freestyle

Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is
how to breathe, while swimming freestyle. The best way to breathe while swimming freestyle,
is to utilize the side breath technique, which allows you to put your ear on your shoulder,
and your cheek in the water, with your lips just above the water’s surface, to get that
breath of air in. The best way to start out, is to go ahead and go to a set of stairs,
just so you can become more comfortable with the process. Put your face in the water, and
practice a couple of strokes. Blow your bubbles into the water, and take a breath, whenever
you feel necessary. Now, there’s different ways of doing those side breaths, as far as
the routines, or the repetition of it. Some people like to breathe every stroke. Others
like to breathe every two strokes, and then most people tend to gravitate, towards breathing
every three strokes, when they’re in to serious lap swimming, or even competitive style swimming.
If you feel good with that, after using the steps, go ahead and gravitate towards a kick
board, and just hold onto the kick board, the bottom of it, and just work on pushing
the water back, blowing your bubbles out, and taking a side breath, whenever you feel
most comfortable. To learn more about side breathing, please contact your local swimming

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20 thoughts on “How to Swim : How to Breathe While Swimming Freestyle

  1. I honestly doubt that there is anyone who needs air every single stroke. You can't even really exhale completely on a single stroke, unless you overglide, which is not useful in the front crawl.

  2. It takes me 2 hours to learn breaststroke swimming, but it takes me forever to learn freestyle…just stuck in how to breathe when head placed on the shoulder, and watching these videos just no help…BTW I do have my own local swimming expert, so, thank you Mr

  3. Water keeps getting in my nose when I turn my head to take a breath. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? ><

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