breathing without breathing

breathing without breathing

Post by Michael D. O'Conno » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00


-- I have an insight.  I use to swim with this kid named Mark.  He had the
most powerful kick I ever saw.  He use to make a lot of white water!  I
sometimes swam in the same lane as him.  When I would swim behind him when
he was swimming freestyle I use to be able to keep my head in the water,
with my mouth open.  Catching a lot of the air that he forced under by his
feet I was able to swim without breathing (without actually turning my head
to the side).  I use to swim a 100 yard freestyle by never turning my
head!!!  It might sound outrageous but I am looking for others who have
experienced this or have comments.

Michael D. O'Connor

 
 
 

breathing without breathing

Post by Michael D. O'Conno » Thu, 26 Dec 1996 04:00:00

-- I wrote this message a couple days ago and I have not gotten any
responses.  I wrote that I use to swim with this kid who had a great
flutter kick.  He use to put a lot of air in the water.  I use to swim
right behind him with my mouth open, catching a lot of air.  I use to swim
a whole 100 without turning my head to breathe.  I am wondering if anyone
has had this happen.  Any thoughts are welcome.  e-mail me.

Michael D. O'Connor


 
 
 

breathing without breathing

Post by Mfoster9 » Sat, 28 Dec 1996 04:00:00

I would think that the fact that your friend put so much air in the water
is probably not the reason that he went so fast.  When you kick you are
trying to apply a force backward, thus pushing your body forward.  Kicking
air doesn't allow for much push to be exerted (since air is compressible,
unlike water).  The secret to his success was probably more what he was
doing with his foot while it was in the water, along with the fact that he
had a very powerful kick (which probably resulted in getting air into the
water).  I have read that swimmers should be coached to kick so that the
heel comes out of the water at the top of the kick, but that the instep
remains at or below the surface.

 
 
 

breathing without breathing

Post by ROBT » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Well actuaslly I also swim without breathing one full lap but I am hell
tired.Now I changed my style to brathe from time to time on the sides in
forward swim.
Still , my second method is better because I can swim longer distance but
slower.

I learned swimming myself but sometimes I am lazy maybe because I am tired
after few laps.