Yesterday while at workout I found that by wearing two silicone caps my head floated in a higher position due to the air the caps trap. This could be an de facto aid when sprinting. It is an odd habit and I wonder why most elite swimmers do it?
Rebecca Adlington wearing two caps and a set of Speedo googles; (they don't look like the FASTSKIN3 goggles), logged a 4:02.35 to set a British record and qualify for the British Olympic team. Last year Federica Pellegrini swam a 4:01.97 edging out Adlinton who swam a 4:02.85 and though Adlington is swimming faster than she did last year but Federica Pellegrini is still the girl to beat. I look forward to seeing what Pellegrini does when she swims at Italian Nationals.
From the BBC:
An emotional Adlington told 5 live sports extra she was nervous before the race, describing the trial as the biggest of her career.
"I wasn't even bothered about the time, I just wanted to get in," said Adlington, who became a household name after winning gold in the 400m and 800m freestyle in Beijing in 2008.
"Four years it has taken to get to this point and you can't imagine how good it feels to get here."