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Old 12-30-2013
azamy azamy is offline
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Default Question: Breathing both goggles under water?

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this. My left side is my weak side when it comes to breathing so last evening my focus point was breathing on my left. In one of the lengths, swimming at a higher tempo and breathing on my left I noticed that as I was breathing "early" while both of my goggles were under water and I was breathing! My question is, is this something normal? a good technique? a bad one? Is it the result of having a higher chin than the forehead - more than needed?

Help me out guys - if it is something good then I might try to imprint that since the feeling was kind of cool ;)

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You'll get better replies than this but ... if your head is aligned with your spine, unless you are travelling like a rocket, both goggles underwater means your head is underwater (i.e you're breathing water)! As this wasn't the case I see two possibilities. The first is that your neck is bent and your head is angled so low into the water meaning that your chin/mouth is coming out first (not good at all). The second is that you are mistaken. I find that with one goggle out and one in, the google out stares straight into a wall of water reflecting only the glare of the ceiling lights/sky i.e it can't see anything. The goggle under on the other hand sees clearly under the water. The impression I get is that I am breathing underwater.
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Old 12-31-2013
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You'll get better replies than this but ... if your head is aligned with your spine, unless you are travelling like a rocket, both goggles underwater means your head is underwater (i.e you're breathing water)! As this wasn't the case I see two possibilities. The first is that your neck is bent and your head is angled so low into the water meaning that your chin/mouth is coming out first (not good at all). The second is that you are mistaken. I find that with one goggle out and one in, the google out stares straight into a wall of water reflecting only the glare of the ceiling lights/sky i.e it can't see anything. The goggle under on the other hand sees clearly under the water. The impression I get is that I am breathing underwater.
Thanks Talvi. This evening I am going to the pool and will ask one of the guys to keep an eye on what I am doing on that left side breath. Might be one of the two possibilities you mentioned or a third one that could be because of the turbulence, so many people keep diving and swim in all directions. I will hopefully find out this evening :)
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based on reading or coaches' tip, the optimum breathing position has been always one of the goggle view stay submerged in the water. i found is useful during the swim to test how optimum your breathing position by closing one eye (the top) while the other eye should be seeing the water only. i have one goggle, one of its glasses blackened.

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