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In this video, you will learn how to breathe correctly while swimming Firstly, I will explain to you the main principles of breathing and then I will show you the best swimming drills to help your breathing technique After this video, you will not have any problems with breathing anymore Hello, welcome to the channel In the first lesson, you learnt the necessary elements in order to be relaxed in the water In this video, you will learn to do another crucial elements, How to breathe in the water On land you can breathe at any time you want, however, in the water it is not possible On land you do not need to do any additional movements for breathing, but in water you need to lift or to turn your head For example, in freestyle you can breathe at certain time by turning your head to the side Luckily, it is not hard to learn and you can learn to breathe correctly by practicing swimming drills that I am going to show you Inhaling is done only through your mouth However, breathing out can be done through your mouth as well as through the nose You can breath out in any way that is more comfortable for you I recommend you breathing out through your nose It will help you to avoid getting water into your nose when jumping into the water, performing flip turn or being on the back under the water Try to breathe in deeply so that your lungs get full of air Normally, people do not breathe in so deep, this is why, they do not use full capacity of their lungs However, in swimming, it is necessary to take a large breath that you can swim long distance without needing air Please note, you do not just open your mouth to breathe in deeply You must use the full capacity of your lungs by expanding your chest out After taking air, you should hold your breath and swim for some time not breathing out At the moment, when you feel you need to take a new breath, you need to start breathing out the air and then take the breath It depends for each swimmer, how much you can swim while holding your breath For beginners, it can be from 1 to 2 seconds. It is really important for you to learn how to swim while holding the breath Breathing out is done only in the water When you lift or turn your head to take a breath, you do not have time, to breathe out and then to breathe in That is why, we breathe out while keeping head in the water Also, you need to breathe out with correct form for 1-2 seconds while swimming For beginners, it is not suitable to breathe air out too quickly You need to try to breathe out in the same way as you do on land For beginner swimmers, I recommend to blow out the air through your nose First, you will learn essential skills for swimmers so that water will not get into the nose Secondly, you will breathe out for a longer time Blowing out through your mouth can be easier in the beginning of your learning process but breathing out through the nose will ease your future swimming By doing swimming drills, we are going to practice both ways to breathe out, through the mouth and the nose Competitive swimmers breathe out through the mouth and the nose at the same time Many beginner swimmers have the mistake when they do not breathe out in the water at all While swimming, they lift up the head, first, to breathe out and then to take a breath For these, there is not enough time For example, in freestyle breathing, a swimmer needs to turn their head and take the breath while performing arm recovery forwards At this moment, there is just not enough time to breathe out and in, because arm recovery is quick Please watch my freestyle swimming videos to learn when to turn head, to take a breath and to return head to starting position While practicing swimming drills from this video, try to blow the air out as long as possible The longer you breathe out, the better it is This will ease your breathing out process while swimming Find a place in shallow part of the pool Remember to perform all the swimming drills step-by-step I have made for you this series of exercises to make your learning process easy, comfortable and effective First, you need to learn continuously to breathe the air out Stand near the lane rope or the wall, keep your head above the water surface and blow the air out on the water Imagine that you are blowing on hot tea Try to breathe the air out slowly. When air is blown, take a deep breath from your chest and start again In the water, you need to blow the air out in the same way If you do it too quickly, you will need to take a new breath However, in freestyle swimming, you can’t take a breath at any time you want There is required time for it In the next drill, you will continue standing near the wall and keep hands on it Take a deep breath, put your head into the water and start slowly breathing air out as you were doing in the previous exercise You will get bubbles if you do it correctly When air is finished, take a new breath and repeat the drill Next, you will do squats and you will breathe in and out Take a place near the wall and put your hands on it Legs must be on comfortable width In this drill, you need to take a deep breath and squat down to be fully underwater There, you must breathe the air out through your nose until it is finished Then, rise up, take a breath and squat down again While doing this drill do not hurry and stay relaxed In the first lesson, you have learn to relax your legs so that you do not have support on the bottom Next, you can perform the same exercise, but focus on correct breathing Stand next to the wall or lane rope and relax your legs Take a large breath and continuously breathe out the air While doing this drill try to relax and memorize your feelings, you will need to use these feelings while swimming In the next lessons, I will teach you to perform correct kicks, but now you will start doing it for this drill Try to perform kicks with straight legs bending a little at the knees Put your hands on the wall, lay in the water and perform kicks Take a deep breath and breathe out slowly In this drill, you can breathe out through the nose This drill imitates kicking, so if you succeed to breath correctly in this drill, you will surely perform it correctly while swimming In swimming, when your head is upside down or underwater in horizontal position, you need to breathe the air out through the nose Actually, this skill is often used in swimming, when you jump into the water, when you perform a flip turn or while swimming underwater on the back After practicing all of the previous exercises, it will be easy for you to learn this skill Take a stable position and put a hand onto the wall or on the stairs in the pool First, close your nose with your hand, put your head in horizontal position and dive into the water Do not panic and try to get used to this position Then, start doing this exercise not closing your nose When the head is in the air, put your head in horizontal position and start breathing out through the nose when head is still in the air Then, slowly start diving into the water and continue blowing the air By doing this, you will be able to be under the water without getting water into the nose When you feel that you are running out of air, slowly raise up to the surface When you practice enough of this drill, start to blow the air out only when nose is going under the water After some time, you will be able to breathe the air out through your nose easily I believe, if you regularly perform these exercises, you will not have any problems with breathing anymore Your swimming will be comfortable and easy

43 thoughts on “HOW TO BREATHE WHILE SWIMMING (New Step-by-Step TUTORIAL)”

  1. Whenever I go underwater some weird reflex happens where I just swallow. When that happens, some air comes into my nose which leaves my nose hurting a bit. Pls help!

  2. All of this looks easy. But, for me, it is very hard. I do not know I never learned as a child. I tried a couple of years ago but I could not float because of my not being able to be relaxed. friends tried to show me but I never did. Now that I am 62 years old I know it is hard for an adult to learn. where do you teach adults? I have been watching adult swim lessons for years but I never could be relaxed enough to learn.

  3. Holding the wall and sitting down while practising breathing may hurt your shoulder joint. It happened to me in all my enthusiasm. I was in a 5 feet pool. I am. 5'6" tall. So be careful.

  4. Im 0 level beginner. Learnt in one day swimming. Thanks for awesome video. Love and respect from Nepal.

  5. Thanks for the video. it is really helpful. It would be very helpful to improve my breathing during swimming.

  6. Exhaling through the nose needs a lot of pressure and confidence. It’s not sth that we usually do on the land. So only two nose holes should pressurize the water out. That’s amazing but needs a hell of exercise.

  7. I don´t think you have to breath in deeply. If the lungs have too much air, the top part of your body is going to float more than the bottom part, which happens to be the legs. These are going to sink down if you are a beginner and swimming is going to feel harder, because that's going to drag you

  8. I started practicing breathing out in the water and I can already see some improvement. Squats are helpful and I can do them without any effort but using that technique in freestyle or breaststroke is still not so good for me. I keep losing my breath and I have no clue how you can inhale in freestyle and not swallow water. It requires a lot of patience but I'm sure it will get better.

  9. This video is all about blowing air out of ur nose…. it's not complicated at all…. just blow out ur nose…. didnt need a whole video on that….

  10. HI, I am a beginner for swimming.
    I am facing the problem like getting water into mouth from goggles during breathing in process.
    Plz let me guide to solve it.

  11. The challenge for me is how to breathe during freestyle. I can go for 10sec without breathing…How do l ensure that l don't drink water while trying to breathe?

  12. Thanks for the tips. I will definitely follow the steps so I couldn't get water into my nose anymore. Hope also to conquer my hydrophobic state.
    But good thing, I've been enjoying my swimming lessons everytime.

    New subs anyways. Thanks again.

  13. i am little bit afraid to turn my head,
    also even if i turn, my mouth is not out of the water to breathe in
    any tips for beginners

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