Given a twice a week swim regiment, you should normally require no more than a month to become comfortable breathing on both sides, given that you:
1. Pick the appropriate drills for covering this aspect.
2. Perform significant volume at it.
Charles G. Couturier, Canadian Swimming / Triathlon Coach
10 college swimmers had to maintain "their natural stroke rate" and swim at 1:40 per 100 m pace in an endless pool and various physiological measurements monitored.
It seemed that all the swimmers preferred to stroke at a 10% slower stroke rate than was best. One wonders why. Is it that when they are asked to stroke 10% quicker using a bleeper, they clean up their stroke and concentrate more on getting everything right?
Secondly, and unfortunately, there was no data on what each of the swimmers stated as their natural stroke rate. Any chance, Swim Smooth, of indicating what the figures were?
kittttens wrote:I went 1.5 years on bilateral and comfortable with it. But my time score adapting to that stroke is terrible!!! cause when we practice bilateral, u are weakening your side breathing tooo. So, when comes to competition, even if you start breathing 1 side, u will not be accustom to it! Bilateral is bad!
What distance are you relating this too? sprint or longer??
In what way do you feel that bilateral breathing 'weakens your side breathing'? sorry, I don't understand this statement. Can you give more detail to clarify.
<edit> scratch that. I just saw your comment on another thread..</edit>
Northamptonshire based triathlon coach
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