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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The trudgen stroke enjoyed popularity among Australian competitive swimmers from the 1890s, especially for sprint distances.
Just as the crawl stroke was well known throughout the Pacific before its 'discovery' by Europeans, versions of the side and trudgen strokes were practised by Aboriginal Australians before the colonists began to experiment with them as racing styles.