What can I do?Hi.I think your blog is wonderful. Good luck to you. Just breath, blow air into the water and breath again.So I've never been a great swimmer. by lintmachineThree Tips for Learning to Float (Set yourself up for a floating success)to anonymous: thanks for your question. Probably because I was scared and confused.So we are going on a vacation again this December, and I heard the beach is really cool, so I really wanted to learn swimming fast. As a another option, I am going to go outside the box a bit here and ask, have you ever tried calming your nerves before you go into the pool with some small amount of distilled liquid :) or a certain substance which is smoked. This is a vital part of overcoming fear. This concerned me. 3. Hi Caroline, glad the article gave you an excuse to go into the water :). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The idea is that when you master not getting water into your nose with the "K" technique, then you slowly release the tongue, while still keeping the water out of your nose. I've even taken swim lessons trying to figure it out but to avail. I was told that wasn't normal. This is a long shot, but could it be the chemicals in the pool like chlorine (if you are quite sensitive, it can cause shortness of breath). major and made a C in swimming (much to my dismay) because I swam the lenth of the pool not blowing into the water, but holding my breath. Before jumping in, put on swimming ear plugs and a nose clip. My dream is to become a United States Marine. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. I hope the tips will help you and your neck gets some needed rest. I'm a teenager, and I always get water up my nose. As a retiree, I want to swim for exercise. I really hope they help. I just started swimming again after not doing it for years. While you are reading this comment, hold the silent K and try to exhale through your mouth. I've been trying for the past month now (not this technique yet), and have been having inconsistent results. Always thought it was an unfortunate anatomical defect or that my nose was just not shaped to adequately keep water out (I have a somewhat short, upturned nose). That is the exact same thing that happens to me so I figured I have control of the issue and I understand the points of the blog and I am one of the people who can control water up the nose. it is worth giving a shot. I always used nose clip, even though I was the only one in the pool using it.
This also means, do not stay under water until you are fully out of breath. Hi Kate, thanks for your comment and congrats on finding your way into the water again. If only every swimming instructor was as thoughtfull as you :)Learning swimming through Swimator Blog videos@mericamedel: thank you very much for sharing your story. Thank you for sharing your situation. I literally got sick before every lesson. I am not sure I can be of much help in this matter apart from suggesting you go see a swim instructor who can better evaluate your situation with a hands on approach. And all i had to do was pronounce the letter K, and T, and P! @anonymous: thanks for the question and it is not stupid:). (Custom Tailored Swim Classes)I'm a little curious as to the extent of this problem and where I stand with my ability. share. If your mask fits correctly, this shouldn’t be a problem. I hope it works for you. This really gives me hope. 70% of our planet is water - can you swim? I have had problem water entering my nose. I felt/acted like as if I have never been in the water before. @LaidBak: thanks for sharing your frustration. I wish I had learned about this before I was 29! I remember how my cousins all used to water ski and were so discouraged that wasn't as into it as they were.
I find nose plugs really uncomfortable to wear but I can get googles that cover the nose. What you are referring to is the ability to plug your nose during a flip turn or underwater backstroke kick. I don't know how to solve this problem. (How to plug your nose, so you do not choke on water?) It is based on normal human anatomy and should work for anyone. It is great that you have found a good instructor, that is half the battle. (How to ...@anonymous: thanks for sharing your dream. I was so mortified and embarrassed because I could swim really well most of the time; just had to hold my nose at other times. i get this problem frequently, so lately i have started to use nose plug. This could have been the cause or may have been totally unrelated but it was then that I started to wear a nose clip for swimming. I'm trying these techniques but it's not helping. How To Do Back to Breast Turns (Open vs. Bucket vs. Cross-Over)If you say the word "swim" and pause at the "M" letter, your soft palate is in the position where air can be exhaled from your nose and not your mouth. Enjoy your scuba diving adventures. i am so grateful for your post!