Crawl stroke

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1.(Swimming) A racing stroke, in which the swimmer, lying flat on the water with face submerged, takes alternate overhand arm strokes while moving his legs up and down alternately from the knee.
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His technique, called the tapa-tapala in the Roviana Lagoon, became the crawl stroke.
Selection of swimmers for our qualitative research was intentional; swimmers with various techniques of crawl stroke and crawl kick were selected.
Briefly, one front crawl stroke cycle (SC), defined as the period between the frame corresponding to the entry of the 3rd metacarpal tip of one hand to the instant of entry of the same hand, was manually digitized using the Ariel Performance Analysis System (APAS) system.
Based largely on Hellmrich's colourful account, and despite compelling evidence that the crawl was practised and named before Wickham's arrival, Wickham has been mythologised for introducing the crawl stroke to Australia and to international swimming competition (Osmond and Phillips, 2006).
0 METs, the ACSM Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide places it on a caloric expenditure par with swimming the crawl stroke at a fast speed, approximately 75 yards per minute.
Her dive morphed into a belly flop, but she gracefully surfaced and swam a strong crawl stroke down the length of the pool.
Deborah, 40, of Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, will use the gruelling front crawl stroke to complete her marathon in the first week of May.
Intracyclic velocity variations and arm coordination during exhaustive exercise in front crawl stroke.
Meanwhile, Sims found a gym with a rooftop swimming pool and began brushing up on his almost-forgotten crawl stroke.
Many well-coordinated adults can swim the crawl stroke faultlessly, holding his breath, but stop swimming the moment they have to take a breath.
Jane Katz, World Masters Swimming Champion, has some great tips to help you improve your crawl stroke and glide through the water faster
Practice these crawl stroke tips with your lifeguard (Mom or Dad) and Humpty Dumpty.