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Breathing is an autonomous activity without requiring conscious thought.This tricks the laymen into believing this is a simple task. Unfortunately, the respiratory system is highly convoluted and many uncertainties exist. One of these areas pertains breathing styles in swimming. Unlike other sports, swimming has its own variation on breathing, forcing short stints of hypoxia. This…

Breathing is a simplistically complex subject. Everyone is able to breathe, but the biomechanics and reasons for breathing on land are foggy. In the water, the subject gets more convoluted. Surprisingly, the topic of breathing is rarely discussed on pool decks despite the correlation between faulty breathing, decreased velocity, and injuries (neck, shoulder and low back. Since…


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