Freestyle Head Position

After getting a few questions from customers, I wanted to write a quick post about the Freestyle Snorkel and proper head position. Below is an image detailing incorrect vs. correct head position:


By curving the tube around more, the Freestyle Snorkel design places the head in the proper Freestyle swimming position with the eyes down and the back of the head aligned with the spine. Lifting the head up will cause the head/spine alignment to break, and the hips and body to drop lower in the water. If the swimmer lifts the head up even more, the end of the snorkel tube will actually dip back into the water, making it quite difficult to breathe! Further, swimming with the eyes forward creates tremendous drag in the water, while keeping the head down lets you maintain a slimmer profile.