Front Crawl Technique

Front Crawl/Freestyle Swimming Technique: Arm Movement

This article explains the arm movements used in the front crawl/freestyle stroke. The arm stroke accounts for as much as 90% of the propulsion in the front crawl, while the flutter kick only accounts for 10%. Therefore, it is important to use the correct technique for the arm movements. The following video shows a slow-motion recording of Michael …

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Front Crawl Swimming Mistakes – Overreaching Arm Recovery

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

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Front Crawl Swimming Mistakes – Putting on the Brakes

This article focuses on a mistake in the front crawl arm recovery called Putting on the Brakes. Putting on the Brakes Putting on the brakes is a mistake in the front crawl stroke that can occur when the arm extends forward underwater during the recovery. Here’s a swimmer that exhibits this flaw: Normally your recovering …

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