April 2023,  COACH,  EXTRA,  Top Tips,  Training and Technique

Front crawl tips: don’t get caught out by the catch

There is a lot to work on before you start thinking about the underwater phase of front crawl, says Jonathan Cowie.

The ‘catch’ is the least instinctive part of front crawl, but one that many swimmers obsess over without having a full understanding of what it is and how it fits into the mechanics of their stroke.

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