Swimming, what do I get from it?
Touch. It’s all about touch, physical contact; feeling
Today I was focusing on my breathing ,
Breathing out through my nose, slowly.
I find that long shallow breathing keeps my body close to the surface, which creates less resistance when moving forward.
The timing of the breath, exhaling to coincide with different phases of ones stroke, contributes to a fuller, steadier catch and more powerful connection with the water. I find this particularly noticeable when doing butterfly.
When exhaling I seem to have greater range of arm movement.
On single arm fly I’ve managed to do 50 metres in 12 strokes.
Full stroke varies between 13 strokes (easy) and 18 strokes (fast) .
I need to work on my kick.