>Another Con : You run a serious risk of dropping your opposite shoulder
>- I wouldn't recommend racing without a lot of time spent with a coach
>if you're planning to switch to side breathing.
>A Pro - less pressure on the neck as you breath - It is possible to
>injure yourself being a bit keen on the front breathing (trust me -its
>embarrasing to say you injured your neck breathing)
Long long ago in a galaxy far far away when I used to swim butterfly
competetively and coach, I found that front breathing problems were
usually associated with a poor finishing kick. A clean, strong kick during
the stroke puts your head in the right position to breath straight on
without having to lift the head much.
If you have your stroke working right, I feel it would be more effort to
breath to the side, so I feel the cons outweigh the pros by quite a bit.
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