Indoor Sighting Workout
Since most Canadians have to do the bulk of their swimming in a pool, it can help to practice sighting while inside. The following workout requires two swimmers who can trade off throughout the workout.
One person will be required to stand at the end of the pool deck with a pile of five or more different coloured kickboards. These are to be held up for 10 seconds or less, one at a time, every second length while the other person swims an interval of 500 m or more. In addition to hitting the desired pace time (and this should be aggressive), the swimmer is responsible for looking up and keeping track of the colour of the boards in the correct order. This game can be played with large cut out numbers as well.
After swimming the interval and tallying the sighting score, switch off roles. The goal of this workout is to have a short time to focus vision while working hard.