Originally Posted by Jamwhite
I see two major drawbacks to the snorkel. Obviously it does not teach you to breath, but like Rhoda points out having it for simple drills would make them more effective.
But the less obvious drawback is that your otherwise sleek, graceful swimming looses all coolness when you stop midpool coughing for air because you turned your head too far staring that the girl in the next lanes' stroke.
a snorkel is a wise swimming tool
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