Monkey Cheeks

The phrase used to describe taking in a breath and holding it.  It is challenging for young student to understand how to hold their breath, however by puffing out their cheeks they will natural hold their breath to make the proper face.  This association is very helpful in leading to successful submersions. “Show me your monkey cheeks!”  Practice this skill with and without goggles to enhance breath control and comfort while submerging.

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