Swimming Tip: Stay Low in the Water

Swimmers should avoid any actions that will increase the size of bow waves unnecessarily.  One such action is hydroplaning, or riding unnaturally high in the water.  When swimmers arch the back and lift the head to attain a high body position, they increase the size of the bow wave unnecessarily, which reduces forward speed. (E. Maglischho)

in other words, stay low in the water if you want to swim faster…

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