Just as the crawl stroke
was well known throughout the Pacific before its 'discovery' by Europeans, versions of the side and trudgen strokes were practised by Aboriginal Australians before the colonists began to experiment with them as racing styles.
The issue of appropriate crawl stroke
according to the position of arms is also discussed by Maglischo (2003, pp.
(2005) Coordination in arm movements during crawl stroke
in elite swimmers with a loco-motor disability.
Just as the then-dominant trudgeon stroke was borrowed--likely from South America (Colwin, 2002: 14)--Islanders provided the inspiration for the crawl stroke
, and individuals like Alick Wickham provided prototypes for the stroke's development.
Roy Saari, the first man to swim the 1500 meters under 17 minutes, introduced a new theory for the crawl stroke
by using a trdujen (scissors) kick with a two-beat flutter kick.
Practice these crawl stroke
tips with your lifeguard (Mom or Dad) and Humpty Dumpty.
* The platypus swims with one forearm at a time, as in the crawl stroke
. Hind limbs are only used for steering.
Lower yourself gently into a squatting position then move your arms in a crawl stroke
. Your aerobic routine should be done in chest-high water - but remember to stop if it causes you pain.
To go forward, a cell's leading edge pushes backward on the surface like a swimmer at the start of a crawl stroke
. The rear of the cell--behind the nucleus--is dragged forward, breaking its sticky contacts.
Individuals who cannot use their legs can learn to do a very credible front crawl stroke
, since that stroke gets little propulsion from the kick.
This willful paw-back is a lot like the arm movements in swimming the crawl stroke
. By focusing on that backward push and not merely the forceful pull-down, you'll avoid simply bouncing up and down and rather propel yourself across the ground.
Katz will give you pointers on how to improve your crawl stroke
Our sequence of drills in the front crawl stroke
is geared towards developing the students' confidence in moving forward from one step to the next in the order of difficulty.
The 3rd and 4th lanes of 400 m front crawl stroke
The three basic areas of the crawl stroke
that I emphasize in helping the triathletes swim faster while conserving energy are the kick, rhythmic breathing, and the arm stroke.