Recently we had a discussion in this newsgroup about freestyle breathing:
basically the pros of bilateral breathing and the cons of breathing
every other stoke (to the same side).
I'd like to reopen the discussion with the fact that I saw the 1500m
world record broken by the australian (I can't seem to remember his
name); he breathed every other stroke. He did switch sides from time
to time, but typically he did not breathe bilaterally.
I'm a triathlete and 1500m is the distance I'll be swimming. Is there
any way to reconcile the net's advice on bilateral breathing. There
must be something very right about breathing every other stroke if the
swimmer broke a world record doing it.
My swimming time for the 1500m is 24:00 on a very good day (I now breathe
bilaterally when I swim). I'd like advice, pearls of wisdom, or whatever
from those of you out there who know much more about this sport than I.
I'd like to shave a couple of minutes off my time by next summer.