In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to take breaths when swimming the backstroke, which is easier than breathing in other strokes, because your face will be out of the water.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. As we discussed before, the breathing advantages to backstroke are huge. You have the option to breathe whenever you wish without being concern about your face actually being in the water. Again, it's just a matter of being relaxed and keeping the air going in and out of your lungs to stay in top of the water and to stay afloat. Competitive swimming, the natural progression is to breathe in during the reach phase and to breathe out during the push phase or the pull and push phase. Really, if just keep those things in mind while their arms are alternating and then moving through the water, it's basically, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. But again, it's entirely up to you and whatever you feel the most comfortable with."
In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Backstroke. The backstroke, sometimes called the inverted freestyle, is a stroke that is swum on the back.