murray d asked in SportsSwimming & Diving · 1 decade ago

how does a swimmer get a good lung of air without swallowing water while freestyling?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    practice. When there head comes up they just have practice and can do it very easly

  • 1 decade ago

    Practice rolling from side to side. If you're swallowing water then you aren't getting enough body rotation in your stroke. Remember, don't lift your head up... ROLL it to the side! Once you practice this and get some help from a coach or teacher then you can get enough air easily!

  • 1 decade ago

    It's easy once you get used to it. Just turn your head a bit to the side while swimming till your mouth is out of the water and breathe in. Don't turn it too much or lift it out of the water.

  • 1 decade ago

    when you make your stroke, your pull creates a trough of water, a dip in the current so you can breathe. practice swimming slow and picking your head just above the surface. also, try closing half of your mouth and opening the other half.

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  • 1 decade ago

    and if you feel some water go in your mouth from a wave, stop breathing in, just spit it out and keep on going. that way the furthest the pool water gets in your body is only your mouth.

  • 1 decade ago

    turn your head on your side (with your body) without lifting it up. This is the best advice and the only one. Trust me on this one. It takes practice, of course.

  • 1 decade ago

    Roll more and breathe from the side of your mouth.

  • 1 decade ago

    I do that too. A coach could tell you more.

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