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Old 09-03-2011
Rajan Rajan is offline
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Dear all,

i would like to know how to move the head for taking the breath. in freestyle swimming.

A) Do we rotate the head like a cork of a bottle (along with shoulder, when body rotates to its side), feeling it weightless on the support of the water. When i rotate i feel tension in my neck. should rotation be in a relaxed manner.

B) or should we rotate it in such a way that mouth should open near the shoulder for taking the breath in .
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I breathe by letting the body take the head with it, then adding a small neck turn at the end. This means your mouth reaches the air only as the lead arm reaches full extension.

I sometimes think of this method as 'trying not to breathe', in the sense I aim for as little movement as possible outside of the stroke itself in order to get air.
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Old 09-04-2011
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I breathe by letting the body take the head with it, then adding a small neck turn at the end. This means your mouth reaches the air only as the lead arm reaches full extension.

I sometimes think of this method as 'trying not to breathe', in the sense I aim for as little movement as possible outside of the stroke itself in order to get air.
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Old 09-05-2011
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thanks for your response. Further I would like to know that do we keep breathing out when we let the body take the head to our side or breathing out process should only be when we are looking downward only.


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I breathe by letting the body take the head with it, then adding a small neck turn at the end. This means your mouth reaches the air only as the lead arm reaches full extension.

I sometimes think of this method as 'trying not to breathe', in the sense I aim for as little movement as possible outside of the stroke itself in order to get air.
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Two rules:

1. Always be inhaling or exhaling.

2. Always be exhaling when the mouth is underwater.
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