The Head-Lead Nose Up / Nose Down front crawl swimming drill lets you practice dynamic balance, which means that you must maintain horizontal balance in the water while rolling between different positions, in this case with your head turned upward and then with your head turned downward.
This is different from previous drills where you only practiced static balance, always keeping the same position. Dynamic balance is an important front crawl skill to possess because it allows you to stay balanced even when you need to roll on the side to breathe.
Start to flutter kick on the side as explained in the previous drill, Head-Lead Side Balance:
When you feel balanced in this position, do the following:
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