Front Crawl

Why Don’t I Just Stick My Neck Out?

November 24, 2016

Can finding a balanced front crawl breathing position be more than just a drill? “ Kicking on the side with the face out of the water was origin...

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Easy Adaptation

May 20, 2016

A Happy Sea Swimmer Improves Her Strokes... “ People who are happy in water, who have a feel for water, find it much easier to learn new movemen...

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Watching Where You’re Going With Your Crawl?

April 23, 2016

Thoughts on Front Crawl Head Position “ When you look forward in crawl, your neck shortens and your head goes back. So it seems impossible to sw...

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Fish Fingers? Get Your Hands On A Dog And Improve Your Stroke

June 8, 2015

F.M. Alexander said that if we chase tension round the body, it ends up in our hands and wrists. This is true in swimming. In the Alexander ...

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Front Crawl’s Simple. So What’s The Catch?

February 25, 2015

For most front crawl improvers, it's difficult to understand exactly what the hand and arm should be doing under water. It's even more difficult to...

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Knowing Your A-Side and B-Side – Is bilateral breathing best for balance?

January 27, 2015

It's a popular assumption that bilateral breathing in front crawl is a good thing, for 'a balanced stroke'.  If we were all capable of perfect...

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360 Front Crawl

December 14, 2014

Benefits of Breathing on Your BackBefore children learn front crawl breathing, it's a good idea to get them rolling all the way on to the back. It'...

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Feet Notes

November 19, 2014

  10 Tips for Front Crawl Kick... In Eleanor Simmonds' 400 metre gold medal freestyle race in 2012, the US silver medallist had a ...

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Fish Out of Water

October 20, 2014

Give yourself a break and have a breather... I always fancied a single speed bike. The simplicity of no gears appeals. The trouble with a si...

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Keeping It Simple: A Different Approach To Changing Strokes

May 22, 2014

If you want to improve your stroke, there's so much information out there on technique, where do you start? As a teacher, there are lots of things ...

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