Probavly close to breaking through?
As ofthismorning, I can breathe with a "risky breath" (water touching corners of mouth) consistently, to my left side, with short fins and a flutter kick. Not without fins and/or 2bk yet, and I didn't even try the other side.
Sequence was sweet spot >> breathe in skate with fins several lengths (kid pool, only 17m long) >> add strokes. I'm probably overrotating slightly but I'm able to keep the rhythm without serious balance loss and I have patient lead arm & hands. Also head parallel to water and breath is "risky".
My stroke count goes up, though. Clearly a work in progress...