This is really helpful to me and I'm sure to others. I think this is the solution to my swimming difficulties. Even after 3/4 the way down the pool I fall apart despite the first few breaths have been good. For some reason after these first few good relaxed breaths I suddenly need air - probably because I lost focus or confidence. I hope the soon to be new conference,"The Power of Mindfulness" will share situations like you did here because this has been really helpful. All common sense - but greatly helpful in a practical sense.