The importance of breathing in learning to swim. For swimmers at any level the control of breathing is vital to performance and efficiency in the water; for the beginner, the basic lessons in breathing control are of fundamental importance for both safety and the development of confidence in the water. Through a range of proven exercises this programme demonstrates the progressive stages of breathing control from the first introductions to the water.
The techniques used offer variety and an atmosphere of enjoyment and achievement for the young swimmers. The programme is of value to all who have responsibility for introducing children to the idea of swimming and it has one or two useful tips for the more advanced swimmer; problems with any swimming stroke can be traced all too often to inefficiencies in breathing control. Produced as a basic training aid.