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To hold your breath underwater, practice breathing techniques and ease yourself into it safely. Try taking deep breaths out of the water and holding them for 30 seconds at a time so you can get used to holding your breath. When you’re ready to go underwater, take a deep breath and lower yourself below the surface. Keep your mouth and nose closed and try your best to stay relaxed. When you need a breath, slowly rise out of the water. Try this a few times, then practice swimming around while you’re underwater. If you’re practicing in a pool, stay in the shallow end or ask a friend to stand nearby to watch you so there’s no risk of drowning. To learn how to build up your lung’s capacity over time, keep reading!
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