Having trouble with your swimmers dropping their arms when they are breathing? Get them to think about their favourite super hero and how they position themselves to fly most effectively. Try explaining that superhero’s have to keep their arm floating in order to fly through the skies, just like swimmers need to keep their lead arm high to move through the water most effectively. This is a great way to encourage imagination and creativity in your classes!
Whenever your face is in the water and your head is submerged, you should always blow out, exhaling slowly, don’t hold your breath. If you do this well, your lungs should be nearly empty when you rotate or roll to the side to breathe again. You then need to inhale quickly when your mouth clears the water. This should occur naturally if you have exhaled properly.
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