Fine Tunes the Freestyle
Head positioning and body alignment are two critical components of the freestyle. The Speedo Hydralign Center Snorkel helps tune the finer aspects of the stroke, such as the head and body position, in order to achieve a more efficient stroke. Because you donít have to come up for air, the snorkel lets swimmers breathe without rotating the body. This aspect allows swimmers to pinpoint head and body alignment issues as they train. In addition to the Speedo snorkel, Finis has a few center-mount snorkels that can also help improve head positioning and body alignment. The Finis Center Mount Swimmerís Snorkel is similar to the Hydralign and allows swimmers to maximize their efficiency in the water. And the Finis Freestyle Swimmerís Snorkel is specific to the freestyle stroke. It features a more curved design to promote proper head position and body roll while swimming.
Great for Training
Unlike traditional snorkels that curve off to the side of the face, this swimmerís snorkel is centrally aligned to reduce drag and offer an improved field of vision. Because of its center mount, the snorkel is easy to use without interfering with a strokeís natural speed and rhythm. The Speedo Hydralign Center Snokel is ideal for training because it helps fine-tune the freestyle without hindering the bodyís natural movements. The Hydralign Racer Mirrored Goggle, which also featureís the respected Hydralign name, works great in conjunction with the Hydralign Center Snorkel. The Racer Mirrored Goggle features a low profile frame and crisp clear lenses, which help make it an ideal training goggle for both indoor and open water swims. Pair the Hydralign training gear with the Speedo Pull Kick for a truly challenging workout. The Pull Kick acts as both a pull buoy and kickboard, which allows swimmers to easily achieve a full body workout.
Comfortable To Wear
The Speedo Hydralign Center Snorkel is fitted with a soft, flexible headband. Itís designed to help eliminate pinching and headaches for greater, long lasting comfort. The Speedo snorkelís easy fit point marker system ensures a consistent fit each and every swim. To keep the snorkelís pliable materials as durable as possible, store your Hydralign Center Snorkel, and all other swim gear, in the Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag. Itís made from 100% Nylon mesh to increase air circulation and is fitted with an adjustable drawstring closure.
The AquaGear Opinion
The AquaGear testers were excited for the chance to try out this unique product. The swimmers noticed right away that the snorkel helped give them a chance to work on head alignment without putting strain on the neck or shoulders. It allowed them to focus on their body position and arm stroke without having to worry about turning to breathe. Testers also thought that having ample amounts of air could potentially increase training time. While it may take a few swims to get used to, over time the Hydralign Snorkel can have a great impact on the form and efficiency of your stroke.
The Bottom Line
If youíre ready to take your freestyle stroke to the next level, then pick up the Speedo Hydralign Center Snorkel today. Become a better swimmer today!