Swim: Keep Your Head Down
“The single biggest mistake for the swim is that people have their heads too high,” says Scott. While the head will have to pop up in the open water to sight, Scott says “you don’t have to sight on every single stroke.” He suggests that during pool sessions you practice keeping your head in a neutral position. “Most people are better off if they actually drop their chin a little bit so that the water level is at the middle of their head and not their hairline.” If you’re in a shallow pool that means the front vision should only be about 6 to 10 feet in front — and you shouldn’t be able to see the diamond on the end of the lane.
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