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    Very Active Member cantwait4bike's Avatar
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    OW Breathing

    been trying to improve my swim times by swimming straighter and with less sighting of buoys. for years breathed every stroke on one side in races but trained in pool with a little alternate breathing. i'm now trying 6 full strokes one side, no breathe stroke, sight, then 6 breathe on other side, repeat,etc.

    obviously in a pool you can only get some many strokes in before bump'in the wall......would be interested in any thoughts or experience on OW breathing pattern you like. thx
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    Re: OW Breathing

    http://www.marathonswimmers.org/foru...stroke#Item_20

    The short answer is “it depends”. Its good to be able to breathe on both/either side so you can react to whatever conditions you are presented with.

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    Re: OW Breathing

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    Re: OW Breathing

    Quote Originally Posted by chaos View Post
    http://www.marathonswimmers.org/foru...stroke#Item_20

    The short answer is “it depends”. Its good to be able to breathe on both/either side so you can react to whatever conditions you are presented with.
    Ditto… I’m generally a right side breather, but depending on conditions (chop, sun, landmarks, other swimmers, etc.) I will bilateral or left side breath. I find that when I right side breath I swim straighter and I’ll go 50-100 strokes without sighting. If I bilateral or left side breath, I sight every 30-40 strokes.

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    Re: OW Breathing

    thanks Rob!!! this gives me a good target to shoot for 50 left (in my case), and 30 right. have the same issue with swimming straighter on one side vs other
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