Do You Lose Your Swim Stroke When Going To Take A Breath?

A very common Swimming Problem - The Mystery Revealed

Losing your Swim Stroke is most likely due to one of two factor or maybe even both.

You are most likely:

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Holding your breath rather than blowing all your air out smoothly and continuously under the water. This results in you feeling an urgent need for air, even desperation. Hence your entire focus is on taking that breath and your stroke flaws creep in.


Breathing on one side only. As a result, you have developed a lop-sided stroke. You are twisting and crossing your arms over the mid-line with your lead hand, in front of their head.

If you are doing either or both of these things you are losing a great deal of your speed and efficiency in your swim stroke.

This gets worse if you are an open water swimmer. Particularly if you have the crossover because you will be swimming off course and losing time.

Here is an article that will help you fix all that.


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