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    Why do I feel so squeezed when I swim?

    I've always had this experience when swimming, where my lungs feel SUPER compressed and I get out of breath easily. What I'm wondering is, is this me being out of shape or is it common to feel this way? YANMD. I'm just curious about other people's experiences.

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    Re: Why do I feel so squeezed when I swim?

    Kind of hard to give you an answer with what little info you gave us. Tell us a little bit about your level of fitness. Are you generally in good shape? Do you participate in other aerobic activities? Are you a capable and efficient swimmer? How often, and how far do you swim?

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    Re: Why do I feel so squeezed when I swim?

    could it be because you are holding in your breath and not exhaling when your face is in the water? It's what I learnt for scuba diving, never hold your breath.

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    Re: Why do I feel so squeezed when I swim?

    Tell the lane mate who is hugging you and wrapped their arms and legs around you tightly to cut it out and let you swim.

    Quote Originally Posted by liezljayne View Post
    I've always had this experience when swimming, where my lungs feel SUPER compressed and I get out of breath easily. What I'm wondering is, is this me being out of shape or is it common to feel this way? YANMD. I'm just curious about other people's experiences.

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