You have just started a race and it's chaos. Flailing limbs inadvertently hit you, arms are pounding on top of you and you are unable to get into a rhythm. You turn to breathe and get a face full of water and a whack on the head. Your wetsuit suddenly feels tight and your heart is thumping.
In this article, 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.