I don't think I could swim that far, even now, with proper breathing!

Because our pool is just 28 feet on the long end, what I basically do is hold my breath the entire length, then come up for air as I turn around, then push off and hold my breath for the next lap, etc

So on the occasional times when we are in a hotel or somewhere with a full-sized pool, I have to try to and relearn the whole coordination thing of doing the crawl-stroke and exhaling underwater, coming up and inhaling during the next stroke, and find it quite difficult! yes

Or revert to a much slower side stroke, which is okay, it got me through all those swimming boy scout requirements as a kid doh