Originally Posted by scribe3
yes, I swim 50 feet. I breathe on every 4th stroke, and sometimes on 2s, as well. I always attempt to swim 3 times a week, for half an hour. You are correct it's the last option I stop because[not getting enough oxygen to sustain my level of exertion].
Also, I have been told I need to slow down, an make sure I glide a little between strokes, as well.
Try starting out breathing on 2s and slow down. Oxygen deprivation sort of sneaks up on you.