Understand Why We Do The Drill, :
- It teaches you how to hold your body in a position of limited resistance while your face is up
- It teaches you to keep your head low to the water while looking forward
- It encourages you to push your chin forward instead of lifting your head up
- Helps you comfortable with the sighting position needed to get a clear view of your target.
How To Do It:
- Swim freestyle with your eyes looking forward in the direction you are moving
- Begin to swim regular freestyle
- Push your chin forward so that your face looks towards the wall you are moving towards and your eyes come up above the surface of the water.
- Swim with your eyes looking forward until you need to breathe, then turn your head to to the side, grab a breath as you usually would do and then move your eyes to the front again.
Things To Focus On:
- Push your chin forward so your eyes come up, don’t lift your head
- Arch your back so that your hips stay close to the surface of the water
- Keep your kick steady and consistent. If your kick stops, you will feel your hips drop
- Do not breath while your eyes are looking forward. Only breathe to the side.
- Make sure your arm recovery over the top of the water is big enough to clear the water’s surface.