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4 Tips For Drafting On The Swim

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Nov 12, 2014
  • Updated Nov 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM UTC


Drafting can reduce energy output by up to 38 percent. These positions will help you swim faster and easier in your next race. 

Follow the feet

This is the basic drafting position. The swimmer on the left of the image follows directly behind the feet of the swimmer on the right and stays within 2 feet for the most benefit. Try not to touch the lead swimmer’s feet and don’t trust that they will navigate the course correctly.

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