Front Crawl Technique

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 following video shows footage of Michael …

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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 the past, it was often advised to lift the head up …

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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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