Trudgen stroke

Related to Trudgen stroke: breaststroke, Crawl stroke

Trudg´en stroke

1.(Swimming) A racing stroke in which a double over-arm motion is used; - so called from its use by an amateur named Trudgen, but often erroneously written trudgeon.
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The trudgen stroke enjoyed popularity among Australian competitive swimmers from the 1890s, especially for sprint distances.
24), commenting on the new-found popularity of the trudgen stroke by 1907, noted that the stroke was 'adapted from the aborigines, though few know it.