SMART BREATHING PATTERNS
Be sure to focus on breathing patterns during meet preparation.
Below are guidelines to follow. The patterns may be adjusted for different swimmers.
Always check with your coach.
(short course yards)
50 FREE 9-10 year old 1st 25 = 1-2 breaths 2nd 25 = 2-3 breaths
11-12 year old 1st 25= 1 breath 2nd 25 = 2-3 breaths
100 FREE and above breathe every 3
NEVER BREATHE IN AND OUT OF WALLS!
50 FLY 9-10 year old 1st 25 = 1-2 breaths 2nd 25 = 2-3 breaths
11-12 year old 1st 25 1 breath 2nd 25 = 2-3 breaths
100 and above breathe every other
It will take practice, work, and the willingness to be UNCOMFORTABLE to get used to new breathing patterns. Your diligence will pay off with improved times.