Burning River Runners Packet V4
Breathing is a human instinct. We do it to live. This is an activity that’ll function without conscious thought or interruption under control of our autonomic nervous system. Whenever necessary though, we are able to gain conscious control of our breathing to be able to increase the supply of oxygen while under stress or perhaps, hold our breath when underwater or exposed to gaseous environment.
If you are a swimmer or engaged in swimming, it is essential to be comfortable with proper breathing techniques.
From a beginner’s standpoint, there are essential aspects to be taken into mind and these are:
- The face in water when swimming and;
- Proper breathing pattern as well as rhythm
The moment you become comfortable in keeping your head/face above water while you’re swimming, you have to find out how and when you should breathe. This is a critical action and frequently starts exhaling either in your mouth or nose the moment that you are finished breathing in.
One of the major concerns with beginner swimmers that are related to breathing is, they are holding their breath while the face is in water and then trying to exhale and inhale quickly when turning to breathe. This might work but this leads to poor and shallow breath. Additionally, it quickly builds up carbon dioxide in lungs forcing swimmers to stop and take quick break or even roll over onto their back to catch breath when racing.