Originally Posted by daveblt
I can relate to the stretching out, from the toes to the fingertips but with the feeling that when you are spearing in to the water that the spear coming is more from the shoulder with a loose arm and at the same time the entry is pinky first and NOT the thumb (better for the shoulders ) . This seems to teach you not to balance off the palm of your hand because your whole arm is relaxed on entry, letting you balance off your core instead. When your balance is not too good you have a tendency to balance off a stiff arm which in turn would cause late breath timing .
Wow. Never even though of that, but it makes great sense. Add this to my list of things to observe while splashing.