3/17/2017 0 Comments
I have bored quite a few people with the fact that I've been struggling with my right sided breathing for some time.
Whether breathing every two, or as part of a bilateral pattern, breathing to the right never feels comfortable - I lose balance and momentum, it disrupts my two beat kick timing and it feels awkward even though my head actually remains lower than when I breathe to the left.
I have also noticed that my actual breath management is not as good and I am a bit lazy in not clearing the airwaves properly when breathing right ... the brain is a funny thing
Yesterday I took myself back to basics and went through the Total Immersion breathing pattern: 'Nod' ... 'Split Goggles' ... then combining these with a breath every six strokes
My right-sided breathing improved instantaneously with one goggle remaining under the water and the head movement being better. Not perfect but much much better.
I am somewhat embarrassed after all this time that I did not apply these great drills to my own swimming earlier.
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I am a certified level 3.0 Total Immersion Swim Coach.