6 Tips To Breathe While Swimming

Breathing in swimming can be a problem for anyone who starts.Breathe right is item that looks like it has nothing to do with swimming. After all, just play in the water, know hit your arms and legs and float. Well … even if you just occasionally, learn to breathe is important to avoid accidents and discomforts that can cause major problems in the future.Here’s why.

We received hundreds messages from friends and readers suggesting that present tips and suggestions of swimming techniques. As the life of the Medinas is swimming and your goal is satisfaction of us favors, this is more a text of general interest.

Whatever the reason that you take to swim, there are some situations whose importance goes unnoticed. The Medinas have brought texts that highlight precisely these situations. Get used to access our website in order to inform about the best products for swimming and even hints and tips that make your time in the water the best of your life.

One of these situations is the Act of breathing properly during the swim. It is necessary to very carefully so that your breath is your helper development and does not cause problems.

Head movements must be coordinated with the arms in order to generate mechanical conditions so that the Airways and lungs are in good sync.

See below for great tips to breathe during the sessions of your favorite sport.

It’s not just about search techniques to victories in NewvilleOutdoor. Improvement in breathing prevents water ingress in the hearing and respiratory channels.

Breathing on both sides

Most of the swimmers feel greater ease of breathing on one side to the other. This fact is given as a function of physiological details of individual bone structure, to facilitate freer movement on that side in breathes better.

It’s a matter of practice. Identify the place where the air is expired with less force and breath for him. Check rising less or more the opposite arm and/or raising over the head, the Airways open more.

Practise the four types of swim-chest, butterfly, crawl and back–and find out which one your breath in side hampered becomes easier. Identify the most correct movements and repeat a lot.

With practice, your brain gets used to repeat such movements.

Breathe the Good or the nose?

Where you find more comfortable. However, several technicians suggest that aging is done through the nose and the inspiration for the mouth.

Those who like to practice the four types of swim below the ideal breathing techniques for each.


The movements of this type facilitate swimming mechanics of breathing. Turn the head to the opposite side arm that is starting to get in the water.This is the ideal time to inspire. Keep the air trapped during two or three laps and then exhale. The respiratory cycle should always be on the side opposite to the arm that goes into the water.


Is the type of swim that leaves the respiratory process quite free, because the nose is always out of the water. Rightfully so, is excellent opportunity to practise breathing techniques in swimming.

Inhale when an arm is on the highest point of the movement, hold the air so many how many strokes it deems convenient to you and expire when the other arm is in the same spot. Move the head alternately to the opposite side of the arm that is in the water.

·         Chest

Swim type that requires more technical consistency of swim, both because of the oxygen consumption as mechanical issues. The diaphragm is enough.

When lifting your head, go take your arms while inspiring forward, hold your breath until your arms get in the water, because the head will be in the water; raise the head and out while your arms back to the front.


The mechanical action of the stroke itself forces the exit of the water head. This is where one should inspire; the expiration is made in following stroke. There are athletes who entrepõem two or three laps in the respiratory cycle; still others prefer to do bilateral breath sounds, but it is more to create opportunity for checking the position of the opponents.If you’re not a competitor, use this strategy to train respiration.

Renata p. Almeida, one of our readers told us: “I’ve always had great difficulty breathing in swimming. The 50 m already were too much for me. A lifeguard friend of mine suggested a technique that greatly improved my swim. Said to expire always with his head in the water. In a few weeks, my condition had improved a lot “.

Our friend and instructor of the Academy in the city of Mairiporã, Carlos Alberto Mombardin, instructed that is always interesting expires with the head submerged because the resistance of the water against the air outlet of the nostrils stimulates lung intense exercise. “It’s like massage on the inner walls of the lungs and traqueias. Before long, the tissues get strong “.

The Medinas is always attentive to the trends and tips related to swimming. If you have any advice or experience with improvement of breathing during the swim, leave your comments.Our readers need to know their techniques.