breath control

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5-7-5: Swimming drill or Haiku?

(Spoiler alert: there is a haiku in this post!) It’s a breathing drill: Breath control is an important part of swimming. So we often do drills. A swim coach might write something like this on the board as a short drill set: 5 x 75 yards breathe 5-7-5. Translated as: for every 75 yards (that’s … Continue reading

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Caitlin Rosen I learned to swim as a wee one from my dad, who didn't really swim himself, but was tall enough and encouraging enough to send me back and forth to the side of a pool. There were also the terrifyingly wonderful trips on his shoulders out into crashing ocean surf, which instilled in me a fear and respect for the rising and falling, tempestuous beast, on whom he repeatedly admonished us kids to never, ever turn our backs. Read more...

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