How To Swim Crawl
When you want to learn to swim fast, you need to learn how to swim crawl. The front crawl, also known as the freestyle, is one of the fastest swimming strokes. When you learn to swim crawl, you'll be swimming the same stroke used by professional swimmers in races. Improve your game by learning to swim crawl today.
- Get in the pool. When you swim crawl, you start lying in the water on your stomach. Extend your legs out straight behind you and point your feet.
- Lift your right arm up into the air. Push your hand into the water, thumb first. Your palm should face away from your body. As you begin to push your right arm through the water, lift your left arm up into the air.
- Bring your left hand down into the water, thumb first as you pull your right arm towards your chest. When your right arm reaches your chest, bring it back out of the water again, while pulling your left arm towards your chest. Continue this movement as you add the legs.
- Bend your knees slightly to kick your legs. Lift the left leg into a kick, then the right leg, then repeat You may kick your legs six times for every arm movement cycle. Your feet should barely pop out of the water when you swim crawl.
- Turn your head to breathe. Your face is in the water when you swim crawl. Turn your head in the direction opposite that of the arm pushing through the water. When you pull your right arm towards your chest, turn your head to the left to breathe.
- Swim crawl across the length of the pool. Touch the side of the pool wall to signal that you are done.