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Challenge Accepted! Freestyle Side Breathing

Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers, We like to provide you with some weekly general info/education that is related to your Sigma swim lessons and stroke development. This week's swim tip relates to working on one of the most challenging skills for new freestyle swimmers:

Breathe to the SIDE! (not the front):

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Fact of the week: When timed properly, breathing to the side in freestyle is the most efficient way to get oxygen. Looking forward or lifting the head to breathe causes the bottom/hips to sag which takes the body out of the ideal horizontal swimming position. Side breathing keeps the body relatively flat because the head rotates instead of lifting.

How does my child move up? Come to every swim class, bring your progress report, earn those stickers, and ask your child's instructor or location's deck manager if you have questions.

Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break!

The Sigma Team

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