Sighting backward

When you’re swimming back to shore through the wave zone you need to keep your eyes on the waves at all times to get maximum benefit from them (and to not be caught unawares).

In this lesson you will learn how to sight backward as part of your regular swimming stroke and why it’s an important technique for swimming back through the wave zone.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise when to use the sighting backward technique
  • Perform the sighting backward technique

This post was written by Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.