Freestyle Stroke Technique

How to Swim Freestyle – Arm Technique and Movements

This article explains how to swim freestyle with correct arm stroke movements. In fact, the arm stroke accounts for as much as 90% of the propulsion in the freestyle stroke, while the flutter kick only accounts for 10%. So using the proper swimming technique is essential. The following video shows footage of Michael Phelps in …

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Front Crawl Technique – Head Position and Body Roll

To swim front crawl 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. Have a Neutral Head Position In the past, it was often advised to lift the head up and to …

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Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Wide Arm Recovery

In the freestyle stroke, a wide arm recovery is a swimming mistake that makes your technique less effective. This article analyzes why this is the case and suggests a few swimming drills to correct this bad habit. A Real-Life Example The other day at the pool I noticed the arm recovery of a freestyle swimmer. …

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Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Overreaching

This freestyle stroke article is part of a series that describes common swimming mistakes and how to correct them. This article explains why overreaching with the arm above water during the recovery can lead to both decreased performance and shoulder problems. Arm Recovery – Technique When recovering the arm in the freestyle stroke, your hand …

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Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Putting on the Brakes

This article is the first one in a series about freestyle stroke mistakes. The mistake this article focuses on is called Putting on the Brakes. Here’s a swimmer that exhibits this flaw: Putting on the Brakes Putting on the brakes is a mistake in the freestyle stroke that can occur when the arm extends forward …

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