Technique

Freestyle Head Position

The proper head position in freestyle can have an important impact on your body position and stroke efficiency. Paul Newsome of Swim Smooth argues that, while the best swimmers in the world tend to adopt a mid head position, looking slightly ahead (like Rebecca Adlington in the picture), there is no single head position that works optimally for everyone. He encourages some experimentation to find the position that works best for you; read the full article for details of his reasoning.

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