The Key to Butterfly Breathing (3 Easy Steps)

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Have you been wondering how to breathe when swimming Butterfly stroke? Or if you are breathing correctly? The timing of butterfly stroke breathing is tricky. We’ve broken it down for you into three (3) easy steps. Remember, keep it simple and repetition is key — which means practice makes perfect.

Try these three (3) steps out today to help with your Butterfly stroke swimming technique: 1. The breath always happens in conjunction with the arms. (Pro tip: How fast your arms move is how quickly you have to breathe.) 2. Make sure that as you are pulling down; you lift the head up. 3. Make sure you drop the head down, prior to the hands entering the water at the top of your stroke.

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