Thread: Use of snorkel
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Old 05-04-2016
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Originally Posted by jenson1a View Post

so to summarize I have 2 questions. Why is my spl going up when using a snorkel and secondly is the active rest interval a good idea or should I continue with the longer nasal breaths?

Hi Sherry, some possible causes for spl going up:

- shorter pushoff
- less body rotation
- the snorkel itself could add some drag depending on head position

To assess if the first one is true for you, take the pushoff out of the equation: swim some lengths pushing off from the ground and not from the wall, with and without the snorkel and compare spl. If you hit the same spl, the first cause is true.

As for the 2nd question: yes, imho active recovery is a good idea, especially when you otherwise would rest at the walls for one minute or more.

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