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Can you swim any stroke in freestyle?

Can you swim any stroke in freestyle?

FREESTYLE: The swimmer may swim any style, except that in individual medley or medley relay events, freestyle means any style other than backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly. Some part of the swimmer must touch the wall upon completion of each length and at the finish.

What is the correct freestyle stroke?

In the freestyle stroke, you should be floating on your chest with your body in a straight line and face parallel to the bottom of the pool. This flat and level body position can allow you to move faster through the water. Keep your head still without looking forward or side to side.

What are the 5 most common mistakes in freestyle swimming?

Polish Your Freestyle Swimming Technique – Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

  • Mistake #1: Head position.
  • Mistake #2: Arm extension and pull.
  • Mistake #3: Body rotation.
  • Mistake #4: Kick.
  • Mistake #5: Breathing.

Is freestyle the fastest stroke?

Freestyle is the fastest swimming stroke in major competitions. Swimming statistics show freestyle remains the fastest stroke, according to world records posted on, followed by butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke, the slowest competitive swimming stroke.

How do I avoid other swimmers in the pool?

How You Can Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

  1. Clearly mark pool depths. Make sure your pool’s shallow and deep ends are clearly marked.
  2. Provide constant supervision. Never leave children unattended while swimming.
  3. Don’t drink and swim.
  4. Check all pool equipment.
  5. Clear excess toys.

What are the skills needed to swim the front crawl freestyle stroke?

The Freestyle is not actually a stroke but a category in swimming competition. The most common and popular stroke in freestyle races is the front crawl as this style is the fastest. The front crawl requires you to flutter kick your feet while reaching forward with alternating strokes.

What are the common mistakes in freestyle swimming?

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  • Looking Forward. The foundation of proper freestyle is good head position, but lots of athletes swim with their heads out of alignment.
  • Kicking too Much.
  • Breathing Incorrectly.
  • Crossing Over on Hand Entry.
  • Pulling with a Straight Arm.

Who is the best female swimmer?

World Swimmers of the Year

Year Female Winner Nationality
2016 Katie Ledecky United States
2017 Sarah Sjöström United States
2018 Katie Ledecky Great Britain
2019 Regan Smith United States