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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Other pupils showed their prowess at the crawl stroke and in another lifesaving skills demonstration two pupils performed the difficult feat of undressing in the water.
His technique, called the tapa-tapala in the Roviana Lagoon, became the crawl stroke. His contribution has been recognised, honoured and mythologised, as have the surfing inspirations of other Pacific Islanders (Osmond 2015).
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.
In 1930, the chief honorary coach of the NSW Amateur Swimming Association, Dudley Hellmrich, argued that this event, which he misdated as occurring in 1897, led to the introduction and naming of the crawl stroke. Hellmrich claimed that Wickham's race attracted the attention of prominent coach George Farmer: 'Young Alick's speed, peculiar action, and continuous movement through the water, astounded Farmer, who excitedly exclaimed, "Look at that kid crawling!" George Farmer's exclamation at Bronte was therefore the cause of the world's speediest swimming stroke being dubbed the "Crawl"' (Hellmrich, 1930: 11).
At 10.0 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. Int J Sports Med.
Meanwhile, Sims found a gym with a rooftop swimming pool and began brushing up on his almost-forgotten crawl stroke. He also talked with a Chicago-area friend who had participated in a few "tris," and received some pointers.
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!