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Old 04-26-2016
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Originally Posted by deggy1 View Post
Ah ok, I hadn't realized there was such a thing as a front snorkel. I've tried with a standrad snorkel before but that has got in the way too much. I've just been looking them up, they look really good actually and might be the solution I'm looking for.

CoachSuzanne, sorry to hear about the problems you suffer with your neck. Mine doesn't sound anywhere near as bad as yours and I can understand why with your problems you prefer to swim the way you do. Thanks for responding to my post.
So if I can swim freestyle without hurting my neck, so can you! Here is a video of my swimming as recently as 3 weeks ago...12 months after the car accident & first neurosurgical consultation. IN this swim I had the sensation that my head was barely moving to breath. It moved more in fact when I was NOT breathing (since the body rtates both ways).

Let me know what you think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOtSZi9lHHc
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