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Old 07-14-2011
cm67 cm67 is offline
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Since starting the Self Coached Workshop as a non swimmer I am very pleased with my progress.
I enjoy the thought behind it all and the mini drills and training, I have got the balance and streamlining to workable level but will continue to drill both to improve them further.
i have been working on breathing drills the last 10 times at the pool, and i have progressed quite a bit...but...I am looking for a wee bit of advise here.....when I rotate to air I seem to be a little too far under the water to be able to "take a quick bite of air"...when I rotate both goggles are still under the water..anybody got any tips?...should I rotate my head a little more but keeping it on line or is there something else I could try??

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Old 07-14-2011
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No help really, but I'm interested in following this thread as I have the same problem. I also find myself rolling over onto my side too much to breath and an almost completely sideways in the water. Good luck and I hope someone here can give you some good suggestions!
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Old 07-14-2011
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I breathe only to my right as a rule, and have this problem when I practice breathing to my left. Interestingly I do not have the problem while breathing to my weak side while drilling, only while doing freestyle stroke.
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Old 07-15-2011
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You may be pushing your head down , instead look down but let your neck and head relax into the water . You could also be over rotating or breathing too late. If you breathe too late you may have a tendency of craning your neck up to get a breath which can cause your legs to sink .Roll just enough to clear your shoulder as you swim and then breathe as early as possible in the stroke .

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Old 07-15-2011
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Its not covered in SCW so imm not entirely sure of the concept....so could somebody be as kind to explain to me the "swim and nod" technique

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Old 07-16-2011
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Ok....so when its time to breath do you need to rotate your body past skate position or do you ust rotate head from skate?
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