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Old 02-15-2015
dupdup dupdup is offline
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Default Holding onto air for buoyancy

I'm struggling to get my mouth to air. I'm am so close but not close enough. I'm ok with keeping half my head in the water, just can't quite get there. If I swim a length holding my breath and just going through the movements for air I consistently get enough of my face about water to breath. As soon as I start to breath out at all I seem to slowly sink during the length to the point where I would just get water. Is it just that my form is missing something (breathing should not be this precise) or is everyone just doing a really good job of air management. I've tried to focus on letting out very gradually but I can't seem to get it right. Terry makes an interesting point in the workbook:

"Make air exchange continuous – never hold breath at any time.
Expel air forcefully as mouth clears. Think of blowing the water away from your mouth.
This helps make the inhale automatic by creating a vacuum. Air will rush in.
Finally, inhale just enough, and exhale just enough. Neither try to fill nor empty your lungs."

Which almost sounds like he is advocating for not breathing out underwater, but I'm guessing he is talking about more aggressive breathing out when you surface.
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