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