ynotcat & nicodemus,
I was hoping either of you, or anyone else for that matter, might be able to help. I can breathe quite comfortably while in my sweet spot and have no problem turning my head into the water and then back out. My problem is that when I switch to freestyle I am out of breath at the end of the lane, but after I catch it I can continue for over an hour provided I stop after each length to catch my breath.
I tried slowing down, but I have found that then I can’t create an air pocket to catch a breath and in turn I have to go to my sweet spot to get a good deep breath of air. I have been exhaling out of my nose. Any suggestions?