I do not quite understand this, Wayne!If you do not breathe on a 50 m. breast, than obviously you would just break the surface a bit with your head without having your mouth out of the water???And if that's what those champions you are talking about did , than how could their coaches not see it?How can anyone not see it if you hardly have your head out of the water.If I am wrong and not breathing still entails your mouth out of the water, than I do not see the point of not breathing if you have a chance to do so ...Originally posted by breastroker
There have been many many breaststroke champions who have told me they did not breathe for several strokes at Olympics, NCAA's, Worlds, etc. Many never told their coaches because they were afraid of the back lash.
I would say all (there I go again) breaststrokers instinctively know they are faster underwater than on the surface. And when they don't breathe they also find going faster.