Do you wonder how to slide better in the water, swimming the crawl while sliding makes you dream then read this article, because I will explain to you step by step how to achieve this! When you look at the other swimmers you ask yourself: but how do they manage to generate so much glide when they barely turn their arms? You’ll see, it’s not that complicated, provided you train in the pool and do some educational with lifeguard course near me.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR SWIMMING THE CRAWL IN GLIDE.
Swimming technique is one of the major pillars of your performance .
If you’re technically weak and you’re looking to establish performance when you swim the front crawl , it’s a bit like building a castle with non-existent foundations… it’s mission impossible!
And that’s why many swimmers lose long years without seeing any real improvement in their swimming, because they swim by chaining the lengths without paying attention to the way they do things, without trying to improve.
The crawl is the fastest stroke of the 4 strokes, but does that mean you have to do a lot of movements to get around?
I do not think so. It is essential to improve your swimming technique to learn how to swim the crawl well .
The crawl slide is a particular technique.
Because on the contrary, the less movement you make in the water, the more efficient you will be! Of course, I agree, you have to find the right relationship between the time you will take to perform a length and the number of arm strokes you will achieve.
If you “mill” in the wind, you waste your energy and that’s often why you can’t manage to swim the front crawl without getting out of breath . This brings us to the first point that you will be able to improve during your next training session to slide better in the water in front crawl .
MORE SLIDING BY IMPROVING ITS AMPLITUDE.
Everything will be played on your amplitude during the arm movements.
To avoid “milling” without moving forward, you will have to look far ahead once your arm has entered the water. For that, you will have to use your shoulders . They must not remain fixed and rigid, no. On the contrary, they revolve around the axis represented by your head.
If you don’t mobilize your shoulders when you swim in front crawl, you won’t be able to get support far in front of you. But that’s not all, to gain amplitude, you will also have to push far behind.
Too often I see swimmers, who I generally call “ little arms ”, who never finish their push. These swimmers usually stick their arms out at their hips, so with every stroke they lose thrust.
Get into the habit, with each movement, of pushing far behind you, arms outstretched, trying for example to squirt water at the end.
Practice: how to swim the crawl well by improving your glide?
It is not essential to take swimming lessons to swim the front crawl well .
You just have to try this exercise the next time you swim in front crawl : the principle is to come and touch the top of your lower limbs, therefore your thigh, each time you finish your push. Just with this little exercise, you should have a more efficient swim.
So I’m not hiding from you that at the beginning it can be a little muscular, but that’s normal, and that’s why so many swimmers don’t finish their movement, quite simply because the end of the movement is muscularly hard .
But the more you will force yourself to achieve this end of push, the more it will become a habit, the more your muscles will be strengthened and suddenly, the easier it will be for you!