Novices, do they hyperventilate?

Novices, do they hyperventilate?

Post by robm.. » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I am a novice.  Do new swimmers have a tendency to hyperventilate?  What is
hyperventilating and its symptoms?

Right now I can, if I stay relaxed, get across the 25 yards in seven breaths.
 I alternate breath; have from the get-go.  So that is about eleven stroke
cycles.  At the end of that I am in a poor habit of not going back the other
way.  I need to pause and relax a bit.  I am not winded, but I am breathing
deeply at slightly faster than one-mississippi two-mississippi rate.  I am
not holding my breath at anytime.  I blow out my nose and mouth.  I am not
trying to race across, but rather a slow, steady form with attention to
balance and glide.  How to I break myself of this habit of resting for a
minute after twenty-five yards.  I am fit enough to go continuously, but I
don't. eof

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