Breathing in swimming - the biggest challenge for beginners and average swimmers
Many swimmers have problems with arm strokes, not knowing that the main problem in fact lies with inadequate breathing. Inadequate breathing during swimming can affect premature fatigue of the body, as well as the bad posture and therefore the proper technique of swimming. For this reason, breathing in swimming, or rather the developing of a good breathing technique, is one of the most important challenges a swimmer must overcome.
A good breathing technique implies that you inhale just below the small waves that you make with your head and body cutting through the water surface, like a ship or a boat. If you inhale the air at that point, you will not have the need to raise the head to breathe in and this is what swimmers sometimes refer to as breathing inside the air pocket. To do this, all you need to do is to gently rotate your head without additional raising.