Front Crawl

Searching for Still Water

November 15, 2017

Does too much head movement negate the benefits of swimming for people with sensitive vestibular systems? I was disturbed recently to come acros...

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A Sea Swimmer in June

October 18, 2017

June discovers a new approach to front crawl and takes it into open water. (more…)

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to Everybody We haven't evolved to swim distances.  The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. They are product...

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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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