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Old 08-04-2018
novaswimmer novaswimmer is offline
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'...when I tried to inhale by turning my body sideways...'

Of course, it's impossible to see what you are doing without a video. So I'm not sure we can help much.

When you are trying to breathe, is that in full stroke? Or still drills?

In full stroke, as I prepare to breathe, I turn by body roughly 45. Then I turn my head roughly another 45. This allows my head to face at 90 from the bottom of the pool (more or less). When I started out learning to breathe, it was more like 100 to 110 from the bottom of the pool, and I gradually learned to reduce the angle.

If you turn your whole body sideways, it is called being 'stacked' and you will sink -- or at least I DO! But maybe you didn't mean 90 sideways.
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