The second fundamental of Straight-Line Swimming is BODY POSITION and here Keri-anne Payne explains the importance the head has on our overall body position.
If you see the pictures below you can see that the head has such a HUGE EFFECT on the rest of your body position. One reason we do this is because this is how swimming is taught and we believe that it is fundamentally wrong and needs to change! Its an easy fix once you know you are doing but it can be a hard habit to break if you've been doing it for many years.
If you've never spent anytime working on your head position we would love to hear how you get on trying this out and see if you feel like it makes you a more efficient swimmer.