The swimmers alternative to ‘breathe’ Jun 15, 2016 Posted by: Jenny Barr Filed under: The drawn sea Share Tweet Add BReathing is contentious in swimming.its not a given. It’s a carefully calculated move of when and how much, if at all. A certain Aussie swimmer stuffed a turn at the Olympics and a medal due to a breath according to a doyen of coaching. Therefore I think we require another term that acknowledges this and does away with the presumption that you are breathing All The Time. Because let’s face it, you aren’t.