I have a triathlon in 1.5 weeks and I've started "training" for the swimming portion (read: attempting to learn how). I'm definitely getting the form down. Kicking with the hips, rolling the body, elbows up, but my problem is: I have to stop every time I try to breathe, because whenever I stick my head out, water shoots up my nose!
I've tried many things like breathing out while my head is initially coming out of the water, etc. but that usually screws up my rhythm, as I feel like I don't have enough time to get another breath.
So tell me.. has anyone had this problem? I feel like if I got nose clips, I could focus more on the breathing patterns, rather than worrying about swallowing more chlorine.