Posted: 13/08/2014 at 23:31
Sighting advice Glasslegs?
There are 3 ways of doing it.
- On your breathing stroke: pop up your head to look ahead, then turn to the side as you crash back into the water again, snatching a little air on the way down. Ungainly. Inefficient swimming, but you get a darned good view.
-On your breathing stroke: get the air first, then have a look forwards. Because of what your arms are doing, you let a lesser view. It's still ungainly.
-On a NON-Breathing stroke: gently pop up just your eyes like a crocodile. This disrupts your stroke less. It prevents your entire body porpoising out of the water, and is therefore better. Otherwise you are only swimming 5 strokes out of 6.
Me? I do type 1 mostly. But I'm an ugly swimmer. I'm trying to do type 3. More practice required. Yes you can do practice in the pool to start with.