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EFFICIENT BODY POSITION

Get your head position correct and the body will follow, explains guest coach Keri-anne Payne

OUR BODIES ARE LIKE SEE-SAWS AND IF THE LEGS ARE LOW THEN THE CAUSE OF THAT IS ACTUALLY OUR HEAD POSITION

This month we are going to look at the most efficient body position. When we ask the question: “What’s the most efficient position for your body to be in the water?” we always get the same answer – “streamlined!” This is of course correct and we are ultimately aiming for our bodies to be in a straight line as close to the surface of the water as possible. Why? Because we will be causing less drag in the water.

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In the June issue of Outdoor Swimmer: wild swimming with a Bronze Age boat, #2minutebeachclean founder Martin Dorey, the history of swimming the Thames and new book the Lido Guide. Plus, we have advice from guest coach Keri-anne Payne, Olympic silver medallist and double 10k open water world champion, on correct body position. And our regular Olympian contributor, Cassie Patten, gives you some top tips on how to mix up your training to get faster in the water this summer. We also have outdoor training session ideas to help you swim straighter and advice to help you overcome race day worries. And if you fancy trying something a little different this summer, we have training ideas for swimrun races. And as always we have the most comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your summer swims