2 Styles of High Raisers

So when you think about high raisers. There’s really two different kinds, so technically there’s three different ways, just one fly,  depending on your breathing style. So one of them is you come up as high as you can show your chest above the water with your eyes face forward. This is probably the more normal style of breathing and Butterfly. it’s what most coaches coach. Whereas the second style you come up as high as you can show your chest above the waterline, but your face and your eyes are actually still facing the water. So , instead of looking like what this girl is doing, you would be looking down so what that does is it keeps your upper neck in a better alignment with the rest of your spine. It allows you to not have to bring the head up and then lead with the head coming into the water after the breath happens. This type of breathing is actually less typical for coaches to coach, but I found it to be really efficient with my swimmers.