Fewer than 30 per cent of adults can swim 25 metres. And countless people who can run three to five hours continuously, during a marathon, become exhausted after as little as a minute of swimming – clearly not for lack of fitness. The reason for both is that breathing is such a complex and daunting skill.
I couldn’t agree more. And if anybody knows how to make swimming easier, it’s Terry Laughlin.
It wasn’t until I finally started getting my breathing under control that I was able to make any progress on technique. Master the breathing first and the rest will start to fall into place.