I've discussed in previous blog posts about "Vision" -- and your ability to control your body position through 'looking' in the proper direction while swimming. Here's a cool trick that coach Tom used today with one of our athletes: he painted the bottom of an old pair of googles with a Sharpie...forcing the athlete to use his eyes better while swimming freestyle. This particulart athlete is used to swimming freestyle with his waterline on the middle of his forehead, and we would like the waterline to be closer to his harline. By painting the googles in this way we are forcing the athlete to use his eyes better, and look through the clear part of the goggle to see where he's going. If his head is "cranked up" and out of his body line, he won't see very well!
Here's a link to my previous post about Vision and Body Postion:
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