COACH,  EXTRA,  January 2024,  Training and Technique

Winter Freestyle Refresher: Part 3: Using your arms in front crawl

Simon Griffiths has the third part of our guide to reviewing and refreshing your front crawl stroke this winter

It might seem strange that we only come to using your arms in front crawl in the third part of this course. After all, your arms are the main source of propulsion.

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