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Winter Freestyle Refresher, part 4: Unleashing the power of your legs

Simon Griffiths has the fourth part of our guide to reviewing and refreshing your front crawl stroke this winter – this time it’s all about the kick action

In this penultimate part of our winter freestyle refresher course, we’re looking at how to use your legs. In Part 1 we looked at how to achieve an optimum body position, Part 2 was about efficient breathing and Part 3 covered mastering your catch and getting the most out of each arm stroke.

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