Question: Why are swimmers recommended to breathe in water to restore breathing?

If you practice swimming, you know this exercise for sure and do it exactly in every lesson. It's about breathing into the water. Why is it needed and why can’t you just catch your breath, says Nikita Kislov, coach, founder of the Swimrocket school, record holder in open water swimming, medalist of Russian and international competitions.

Question: Why are swimmers recommended to breathe in water to restore breathing?

Nikita Kislov

- Breathing in water between sets is a rather useful exercise (it is also called “bubbles” ) With it, you can develop several important skills needed in swimming.

These are situations in which “bubbles” will come in handy.

  • If you are just learning to swim and you need to understand how it feels to breathe into the water.
  • If you learn to swim and your goal is to overcome the fear of water. This exercise will help you “make friends” with water and get rid of fear.
  • If you are an experienced swimmer and you need to recover. "Normal" breathing will not work - you will get short, frequent exhalations and breaths.

    Breathing under water makes them measured, thereby restoring the pulse and calming the body.

"Bubbles" do not apply Neither the Total Immersion system, nor the SwimRocket navigation system, nor the classical school. These are just recommendations for rebuilding a novice and experienced swimmer.

Learning how to breathe properly in water is not so difficult, the main thing is to turn to a good trainer who will explain everything in an accessible way and help you learn the basics.

Question: Why are swimmers recommended to breathe in water to restore breathing?

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