Step 10 Swimming and breathing progressive sequence
By now you must know how to hold your breath to float and glide and stand up at will in shallow water. You've learned how to correctly kick and add your arms in longer steady strokes to be more streamlined and efficient.
Now you will add the rhythmical breathing skills you just learned in the last lesson. You can use this trigger phrase to talk to yourself and do the movements you say to do. That phrase is, "Pull, take a breath, put your head back down, bring your other arm around."
Remember you are floating and have time to do these skills in sequence. You can almost roll on to your back to get your breath by looking up at the sky or ceiling and then bring your arm over to knock your face back down.
Hint: As soon as your face goes back down into your neutral face float position, start to exhale large bubbles and continue to exhale as you turn your head with your shoulder roll. Now you only have to turn your head a little more to clear the water and breath back in relaxed and naturally.
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