Why do we use a snorkel during practice? It is a coaching tool to help swimmers develop "perfect" stroke. It allows the elimination of swimming's biggest distraction... breathing
-Using a snorkel can help improve body and head position in the water. Not only that, but it can help to balance your stroke.
-Forces swimmers to keep face down and their head straight in the water.
-They allow swimmers to train undistracted which can be an asset when working on speed.