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Intermediate front crawl
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Step three

Now we will try to improve the power of the arms.

The way you use your arms will make a real difference to the standard of your front crawl.

Hopefully you have got the idea of using an alternating action and pulling under your body.

Check that when you do this you are bending your elbow and pushing your hand towards your feet.

Now try and make it more powerful by making your hand work better.

Arm recovery

After you have put your hand in the water and stretched, try moving it slightly out and the pulling it down below your shoulder and elbow.

Now press your hand towards your feet with your fingers following a path down the middle of your chest and stomach.

Get your hand back to the start more efficiently.

This part of the arm stroke is called the recovery. Try improving it by lifting your elbow out of the water first, as if you are trying to push it up to the roof of the swimming pool.

Keep you hand near the water and close to your body and move it back to the start.





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