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Taking a close look at Kelsi’s head position, what stands out is that she maintains a steady head/neck alignment throughout the entire stroke cycle. She finds one position for the head and neck and maintains it. No up-and-down movement.
Kelsi’s breath is low to the water, with the chin just barely skimming the surface.
From overhead, it’s hard to tell when Kelsi is taking a breath. That’s because she maintains a stable head/neck alignment…and keeps the breath low to the water.
From under water, we can see that Kelsi’s breathes on every other stroke. This breathing pattern isn’t right for every swimmer, but it’s what works for Kelsi. What we also notice is the relationship of Kelsi’s head to her arms as her hands land in the water. The hands land forward and high – and the head and eyes are below the arms. This helps Kelsi stay forward on her stroke.