Front Crawl Drills

Learn to Swim Front Crawl / Freestyle: Over Switch Drill

Over Switch is the last swimming drill in our series for the front crawl / freestyle stroke. It lets you practice an early hand entry during the arm recovery. This is to avoid the common tendency of overreaching during the recovery which for several reasons increases drag and can also lead to swimmer’s shoulder. Video …

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Learn to Swim Front Crawl / Freestyle: Zipper Switch Drill

In the previous front crawl / freestyle stroke drill (Under Switch), the focus was on the synergy between arm stroke movements and body roll. In this swimming drill, Zipper Switch, the focus is on achieving a compact and efficient arm recovery. Achieving a compact recovery allows you to decrease drag and save energy, as explained …

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Learn to Swim Front Crawl / Freestyle: Under Switch Drill

You will finally transition into swimming the front crawl / freestyle stroke with the next set of swimming drills, which teach you arm stroke movements and coordination. They are called switch drills because you switch between sides over the course of a drill cycle. In the first one of these swimming drills, Under Switch, the …

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Learn to Swim Front Crawl / Freestyle: Hand-Lead Nose Up / Nose Down Drill

Hand-Lead Nose Up / Nose Down is the last one of our balance drills for the front crawl / freestyle stroke. It lets you practice balance floating on your side with one arm extended forward. This is useful because you will roll from side to side into this specific side position while swimming front crawl. …

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Learn to Swim Front Crawl / Freestyle: Hand-Lead Side Balance Drill

The next set of swimming drills for the front crawl / freestyle stroke let you practice balance while having one of your arms extended forward. You need to practice this position because you will have one arm extended forward over most of the stroke cycle, and you need to maintain good horizontal balance in that …

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