FAQ

ANSWERS TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there anything to consider when swimming with the Powerbreather for the first time?

The Powerbreather is the next generation snorkel! With him you will experience swimming and snorkeling in a new way. 

For the first time, the Powerbreather always supplies you with 100% fresh air through the two air channels - no matter how long and how intensively you swim or snorkel. 

As with a conventional snorkel, you breathe in and out through your mouth using the mouthpiece. 

Before you start swimming, try it out briefly on land: 

  • Then stand in shoulder-deep water. Then dip your head into the water with the Powerbreather so that your mouth and nose are under water. The ends of the D-Tubes always stay above the water surface. 
  • Now start inhaling and exhaling completely relaxed and completely through your mouth for about 4 to 5 minutes. Then start swimming. Keep your pace moderate at first. Now you can relax and breathe in and out through your mouth.
  • You may feel a slight resistance to breathing at first. This is due to the valves of the AMEO FRESH AIR SYSTEM, which on the one hand supply the swimmer with 100% fresh air and on the other hand provide protection against the ingress of water. 
  • After the first swimming sessions with the Powerbreather, this feels completely normal.
  • If the inhalation and exhalation works smoothly while standing, you can start swimming. 

More information also in the Manual.

Do I need a swimming cap for the Powerbreahter?

A bathing cap is not required. However, the fit of the Powerbreather on the head is optimized with a bathing cap.
This is especially helpful when swimming fast with fins or performing flip turns.

Can I do a starting jump with the Powerbreather?

We advise against a starting jump with the Powerbreather, as it can come off your head when entering the water.

Can I get enough air with the Powerbreather when swimming or snorkeling?

The Powerbreather has two parallel air tubes (D-TUBES) running on the head, which - if they are always above the water surface - guarantee sufficient fresh air when inhaling.

Exhale through the mouth into the water. We call it the FRESH AIR SYSTEM. 

For this reason, the Powerbreather cannot be compared to a classic snorkel, because inhalation and exhalation do not take place via the same system.

This means that there is no pendulum breathing (including unwanted CO2 accumulation, loss of performance).

Due to the valve technology of the FRESH AIR SYSTEM, no water gets into the breathing system. With each exhalation, saliva and moisture are automatically discharged through the mouthpiece into the water.

Can I breathe underwater with the Powerbreather?

No, the Powerbreather is not a diving device!

You can only breathe with the Powerbreather when the valve caps (SPEED VENTS) at the end of the D-TUBES (air tubes) are above the water surface. 

When the SPEED VENTS are underwater, water will enter the D-TUBES during active inhalation.

My Powerbreather makes a strange noise when breathing. Why is that?

It can happen that the Speed ​​Vents, the attachments on the Powerbreather, are 'leaky'. You know this when you hear a sound when you breathe and it's difficult to breathe.

You can check this by pulling off the speed vents and looking in from below. If light comes in from the side it means they are 'leaking'. Take a picture inside the Speed ​​Vents and send it to us with your address info@powerbreather.com. We will replace your defective Speed ​​Vents.

Click here for the video, demonstrating this test of Speed ​​Vents.

I feel a (slight) resistance when inhaling with the Powerbreather, what is the reason for this?
The FRESH AIR SYSTEM is equipped with a special valve system that always supplies you with 100% fresh air and at the same time prevents water from penetrating the tubes.
The valves initially create a slight resistance when inhaling. After a few sessions with the Powerbreather, you no longer notice it. With the Powerbreather you automatically learn deep abdominal breathing, which gives an additional boost to your well-being.
If the resistance is heavier and you feel like breathing through the Powerbreather is really difficult, then check your Speed ​​Vents. It can happen that these are 'leaky' and make a noise when breathing. This makes breathing difficult.
See also the next question: "My Powerbreather makes a funny noise when I breathe."
You can find out how to check this in this video.
I lost part of the Powerbreather. Where is the replacement?

In our ONLINE SHOP there are certain parts of the Powerbreather that can be reordered. If a part should be damaged, write us a short message via our Service form.

The SPEED VENTS are a bit difficult to put on and take off, is that normal?

The SPEED VENTS should not be too loose on the D-Tubes (air tubes) so that they do not come loose while swimming. 

You can lubricate the D-Tubes on the top end and the Speed ​​Vents on the inside of the lower opening with petroleum jelly to make them easier to put on and take off.

What and where are the SPEED VENTS on the Powerbreather?

The attachments on the D-TUBES (air tubes) are called SPEED VENTS. 

They incorporate patented valve technology that prevents water ingress while breathing.

Additional options with increased resistance are available for additional breathing training, the SPEED VENT medium or SPEED VENT power.

What are the D-TUBES on the Powerbreather?

We use the D-TUBES to describe the double tubes (air tubes) that fit comfortably on the left and right of the head. 

They are for inhalation only. Exhale forward into the water.

So there is no risk of exhaled CO2 getting back into the lungs.

Can I buy the mouthpiece individually and in different sizes?

The Original Powerbreather mouthpiece can in Online Store be bought individually. 

The Powerbreather's mouthpiece adapter is designed in such a way that any mouthpiece available on the market can be used as an alternative to the mouthpiece supplied. 

What is the EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION on the Powerbreather?

With EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION we refer to the individually adjustable mouthpiece, which brings the D-TUBES (air tubes) into the correct position. It ensures the best hold and maximum comfort.

More information about EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION.

What is meant by the TWIST LOCK SYSTEM on the Powerbreather?

The TWIST LOCK SYSTEM is what we call the rotary locking system that ensures comfortable adjustment to any head size and a secure hold - even with quick roll turns.

More information about the TWIST LOCK SYSTEM.

The adjustable mouthpiece is quite difficult to turn, is this normal?

The mouthpiece - the EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION - must remain stable in the respective position during swimming. Therefore, it must not turn too easily. 

In colder temperatures and when first delivered, the EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION may be a little more difficult to turn. 

It helps if you turn the mouthpiece back and forth a few times under warm water before using the Powerbreather.

Is there a Powerbreather especially for children and teenagers?

No, there is only one version of the Powerbreather.

The Powerbreather can be individually adjusted so that it is suitable for children and young people from around 7 years of age. The mouthpiece is interchangeable. This means that everyone can freely choose their preferred mouthpiece.

Children should be able to swim well and only use the Powerbreather under the supervision of their parents.

Does the Powerbreather fit every head shape?

The TWIST LOCK SYSTEM (locking system) ensuresthat the Powerbreather can be optimally adjusted to any head size.

The D-TUBES (air tubes) are adjustable up to a head width of 17,5 cm. The tubes should not be pulled apart more than 17,5 cm, otherwise the EASY FIT AIR JUNCTION (mouthpiece) could be damaged. 

Experience shows that the Powerbreather can easily be adapted to the individual head size of young people and also to children from the age of 7 upwards.

Children should be able to swim well and only use the Powerbreather under the supervision of their parents. 

After the roll turn, water remains in the Powerbreather. How can I optimize this?

The key to “dry roll turns” – meaning the D-Tubes are free of water after surfacing – is that you:

• breathe in enough air before the roll turn and

• exhale most of the inhaled air through the mouth during the diving phase only in the prone position – not already in the lateral position 

Tip: The flip turn is even easier with the optional FLIP CAPS.  

Here is the description of the technique for "Roll turn with the Powerbreather

Can I do a roll turn with the Powerbreather?

Yes, a roll turn is possible with Powerbreather. Please note the following the first time:

 

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1. Breathe normally through your mouth as you swim towards the end of the lane. Just before initiating the roll turn, take another deep breath.
2. Gently release about 20% of the air through your nose during the twist.
3. As soon as you face the ground again after the push-off, you can easily exhale the remaining 80% of the air during the dive phase through your mouth. No forceful exhalation!

Exhale mainly through your mouth during the roll turn with the Powerbreather. Swimmers who exhale primarily through their nose during the roll turn tend to have water remaining in their D-tubes after surfacing.

With the Powerbreather, avoid blowing out under pressure like you would with a front snorkel. With the Powerbreather you breathe out easily through your mouth in a prone position during the diving phase under water; with a front snorkel, on the other hand, the air is held during the diving phase in order to forcefully blow out the snorkel after resurfacing.

A little practice is enough: then the roll turn with the Powerbreather is easier than with any other training equipment.

 

How can I improve my technique with the Powerbreather?

When swimming with the Powerbreather you can train both your swimming technique and your breathing technique. 
Since you don't have to turn your head to the left and/or right when breathing, you can concentrate fully on your arm and footwork. This will help you to improve your efficiency, position in the water and technique.


You want to explicitly train your breathing technique and breathing muscles - SPEED VENTS with different resistances are available for this purpose:

  • The SPEED VENT easy is a standard part of every Powerbreather. It is easy to breathe and is therefore ideal for all amateur athletes and snorkel divers.
  • The SPEED VENT medium (medium breathing resistance) and the SPEED VENT power (high breathing resistance) are suitable for specific breathing technique and breathing muscle training for competitive swimmers, triathletes and (free) divers.

All additional parts are in Online-Shop .

For which swimming style is the Powerbreather suitable?

All swimming styles that have a breast position, such as breaststroke, front crawl and butterfly, can be practiced with the Powerbreather. The Powerbreather is unsuitable for backstroke.

Is the Powerbreather suitable for long distances?

Yes, the Powerbreather is excellent for long distances.

Thanks to the innovative valve technology of the AMEO FRESH AIR SYSTEM, you always breathe 100% fresh air for the first time. 

Theoretically, you can use the Powerbreather indefinitely. The risk of pendulum breathing, ie the increased inhalation of performance-reducing carbon dioxide, is completely eliminated.

In addition, due to its technology, the Powerbreather always offers free air tubes and perfect ergonomics (secure hold, no pressure, no wobbling, 180 degree clear view): Benefits that have a very positive effect, especially when swimming long distances.

What happens when the Powerbreather gets sandy?

If the Powerbreather gets sandy, simply rinse it carefully under clear water. 

To do this, remove the valve caps at the end of the D-TUBES (air tubes). The now open D-TUBES should also be rinsed through.

Then let everything dry well. Details on this are also the Manual refer to.

Is there anything to consider when caring for the Powerbreather?

Rinse your Powerbreather with fresh water after each use and then let it dry.
Simply remove the valve attachments (SPEED VENTS) at the upper end of the D-TUBES (air tubes). Details on this are also the 
Manual refer to.

Can I dive with the Powerbreather?

No, the Powerbreather is not a diving device!

You can only breathe with the Powerbreather when the valve caps (SPEED VENTS) at the end of the D-TUBES (air tubes) are above the water surface. 

When the SPEED VENTS are underwater, water comes into the D-TUBES when you actively inhale.

Can you snorkel with the Powerbreather?

Yes, the Powerbreather is perfect for all snorkel fans.

The Powerbreather is the only snorkel that allows you to dive underwater without having to forcefully blow it out after surfacing. 

Intelligent valves protect against the ingress of water and allow possible water to escape automatically during long and deep dives via natural exhalation.

The one-way air system always supplies you with unused, oxygen-rich air.

You can snorkel as long as you want and you can easily manage long distances with fins.

How does the Powerbreather differ from a conventional snorkel?

The main differences between a Powerbreather and a conventional snorkel or swimming snorkel (e.g. from Finis, Arena or Aqua Sphere) are:

  • The Powerbreather always provides you with 100% fresh air through the two tubes. Exhale downwards into the water. A health and performance-reducing pendulum breathing (including unwanted CO2 accumulation; increase in lactate levels) as with conventional snorkels is excluded.
  • The ingress of water is prevented by the patented valve technology. This means that jerky blowing out of water and saliva - as with swimming or snorkeling - is no longer necessary. With every exhalation, the system is automatically emptied of moisture, so you always have free D-TUBES (double snorkel) to breathe.
  • The Powerbreather has an excellent fit and ergonomics. With the D-TUBES running parallel to the temples of the head and its innovative fastening system, it sits firmly on the head - at any speed and even during quick roll turns.
  • With the Powerbreather, an additional training of the breathing technique and muscles to increase the breathing volume can be integrated via different resistances of the valves. This is not possible with conventional swim snorkels.
Can I also use the Powerbreather with fins?

Of course you can also use the Powerbreather in combination with fins. 

The TWIST LOCK SYSTEM ensures that the Powerbreather sits firmly on the head. With an additional bathing cap, the Powerbreather is fixed so firmly on the head that it always sits perfectly, even at higher speeds, without pressing on the head.

Can I also use the Powerbreather with diving goggles?

The Powerbreather can also be worn with diving goggles for snorkeling. 

It should be taken into account that the diving goggles should not exceed a width of approx. 17 cm. 

We offer with the BEACH EDITION a Powerbreather with diving goggles as a set.

Which swimming goggles fit the Powerbreather?

The Powerbreather can be used with any standard swimming goggles. Get Tickets here! you will find a selection.

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