Episode 5 – improve my breathing timing to make swimming feel more effortless | Swim Smooth


In this 5th episode, Swim Smooth Head Coach, Paul Newsome, looks at how common it is for people to turn their head and shoulders too late when they go to take a breath – this slight delay can see you needing to push down with the lead arm in order to lift yourself higher to take a breath above the bow wave. Good timing is essential to an effortless feeling stroke.

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