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Winter freestyle refresher, part 5: putting it all together

Reflecting on the various components covered in his front crawl refresher series – body position and balance, breathing, arms and legs – Simon Griffiths explores how to pull it all together

Over the previous four issues, we’ve looked at the various components of front crawl: body position and balance; breathing; arms; and legs. Now we will explore how to pull it all together.

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