1. Hang your head in the water and look down
The first focal point in swimming graceful freestyle is to hang your head in the water and to look down.
When people lie down in the water, their lower body sinks.
If you hang your head in the water and look down, it helps to improve your balance.
Let's do some experiments.
Float in a prone position with kicking and extend your arms forward.
Lift your head and look ahead.
Feel your lower back and feet sink.
Then, hang your head and look down. You can feel your body is now balanced.
When your body sinks, you experience more drag in the water.
If you swim looking ahead or lift your head when breathing, your lower body sinks, and you have more drag.
Keeping your body aligned not only makes it easier to swim with less drag, but also helps you swim graceful freestyle.