Front Crawl

Front Crawl / Freestyle Swimming Technique: Arm Stroke Movements

This article explains the arm movements used in the front crawl / freestyle stroke. In fact, the arm stroke accounts for as much as 90% of the propulsion in the front crawl, while the flutter kick only accounts for 10%. So using the proper swimming technique is essential. The arm stroke provides 90% of the …

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Front Crawl / Freestyle Swimming Technique: Body Positioning

To swim front crawl / freestyle with the greatest efficiency and prevent neck injuries, you need to properly position your head and roll your body. This article explains the correct swimming technique to be able to do this. Use a neutral head position in front crawl Use a Neutral Head Position In the past, it …

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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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