Learn to swim like a water polo player
03 Apr Learn to swim like a water polo player
Head-up Freestyle in Water Polo
The most obvious difference between swimming and water polo is the presence of a ball. In order to efficiently move the ball from one end of the pool to the other, swimmers need to learn to swim freestyle with their head up. Head-up freestyle swimming is important to the game of water polo for a number of reasons:
* It allows the player to keep his eye on the ball at all times.
* It gives the player control over where the ball goes.
* It keeps the player aware of the playing environment.
* It allows for communication with other teammates.