What's your opinion on this head position?
Nice picture of a great triathlete working on her freestyle extension.
Evaluate the picture first, then watch the video to see if you still think what you initially were thinking.
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This week's set is for beginning swimmers (and for advanced swimmers who need to hit REFRESH on their technique page). If you are a goswimtv.com subscriber, you can link to video of great swimmers demonstrating the techniques.
This is an old fine point for breaststroke, but it still needs to be reinforced frequently when teaching swimmers of all ages.
Here are some frame grabs from the clips uploaded so far to goswimtv.com featuring Roland Schoeman.
This week's pic is of Olympian hero, Jason Lezak setting up for a massive pull.
Butterfly! Look for the levers in the body in this image.
Keep your head down to avoid resistance and to get into a great gliding position on every stroke.
Olympian Roque Santos answers questions from our app and website users: Where should your head be on breaststroke? How do I get a better shrug?
It's amazing what having your hips just a couple inches higher in freestyle can mean to your efficiency and speed.
While there are many examples of great swimmers loping, or falling, into the water after a breath, for most of us normal swimmers, it's a much better idea to maintain a direct and stable body position while swimming freestyle.
Let us know what strikes you the most from this freestyle image.
Getting stuck in a swimming mantra, or a generally accepted "way" to do things, is very typical of all swimmers. Breaking through to find the way that works specifically for YOU is atypical, but necessary for you to reach your potential. The mantra that yours eyes should be looking DOWN is one of those mantras that each swimmer needs to examine for him... or her self.