Four Swimming Myths Busted

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Jun 3, 2013
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Swimming all-star and Triathlete contributor Sara McLarty addresses four common triathlon-related swimming myths.

Bilateral breathing means inhaling during every third stroke.

BUSTED! Many swimmers need to breathe more often, especially when swimming hard. Bilateral breathing merely refers to breathing on both sides to create a balanced and efficient stroke technique. Try breathing to the right for three breaths, then the left for the next three breaths. Create your own pattern based on your breathing needs.

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FILED UNDER: Swim / Training

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