eme wrote:TeamHoundandRedhead wrote:eme wrote:The pull buoy is great for getting the body rotation down.
To practice breathing, I used a kick board and just kicked with my face in the water and breathing side to side (arms straight out with the board). It helps you simplify things and concentrate on your breathing (and helps conserve some energy starting out).
I started working on that last night - it went like "inhale...face in water...exhale...come up for air and freak out...calm down...inhale...face in water..." over and over. I'm getting there, lol.
Sounds like me when I started! Good job getting over the freak out - that was tough for me.
I still can't breath properly on my right side, left, no problem. I've been practicing right each time I go swim, but it's still not natural. I used to really freak out, but I'm getting better.