far you've taken a normal breath with your mouth open.
tinker with this technique to see how it'll work in water.
A 5-second review
a normal sized breath.
Your home pool
for a test drive? We'll need a little body of water,
go ahead, find your practice pool and come back when you're ready.
Try this at home
OK. We're back and ready to roll. You're sitting at a table, facing your "pool" below you.
a normal breath, relax your shoulders and jaw, and dip your mouth
and nose in.
Still there? How was it?
do it again. Check your shoulders they'll be loose, like
your fingers and toes. This keeps
your jaw relaxed
See you in a few...
How was it this time? And how do you feel?
come far already. I give you a lot of credit,
Excellent work, my friend.
Not so fast!
a final item on the list left to learn before you outgrow that little
bitty pool you're using. Firstly, though, be honest with yourself
and be sure your breathing has been smooth and relaxed.
you want to practice a bit more before we move on, I'll wait, don't
worry. (Though your fridge looks kind of empty. But I'm the forgiving
Coordinate your breathing
to get your air like the swimmers do.
The first of a lifetime of swimmer's breaths!
Let's do that again.
Try doing the whole cycle of exhale-head roll up-inhale-head roll down steadily and slowly without stopping.
Can you see how a too-big breath will toy with your timing?
You'll be continuously rolling your head to get air, rolling to exhale it, and so on.
Try it, try it.
And don't forget to relax, OK? You learned to walk once, and that took practice, too.
So, here we are! If you haven't noticed, this is momentous, yes?
You have looked that little pool in the eye and gone right in.
Water is water, and you learned a big part of handling it here.
Swimming is based on the same breathing, with the right gear, in a larger pool.
Don't believe me? See for yourself!