11 Tips On Becoming A Fearless Swimmer

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  • Published Aug 2, 2011

Smart Breathing: Belly Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing (belly breathing) can prevent motion sickness, hyperventilation and panic attacks. Done right, it will take you out of alarm mode and make it easier to keep your thoughts in the circle. You must breathe slowly, about 12 times per minute. Inhale through your nose, into your belly rather than your chest and think, “Anxiety. Just breathe slowly.”

Practice belly breathing in the car, at work and in the pool. The more you use it, the more confidence you will have in your ability to calm yourself.

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