Friday, February 26, 2010
FINIS Freestyle Snorkel Review
I read a review that knocked it because it requires proper head position. It does require correct head position to avoid water intake but isn’t that what we want? It took me only two attempts before I had this tool figured out. The first attempt was in a crowded pool and after 5 minutes I decided not to embarrass myself (choking on water!) in front of an audience. The second attempt, in a less crowed environment, I took my time and slowly increased my distances from the wall; a 1/4 length, then a half length, and then a 3/4 length. Finally, after ten minutes, I was able to swim without taking in water. I will say, for me it is difficult to swallow with the snorkel. After about 25 to 50 yards, I have to pull the mouth piece away to swallow. This is good for me considering my drills are 12 x 25 yards – 12 x 50 yards and so forth. I don’t think I could swim a main set with the snorkel. It’s a good thing I don’t plan too. Great investment I think! Hope this helps!