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Correct Freestyle Swimming Arm Movement - The "S" Pull Debate

Correct Freestyle Swimming Arm Movement - The "S" Pull Debate

Do you do the correct freestyle swimming arm movement? Do you swim with an "S" pull or a straight arm? Have you ever heard of the "S" Pull Debate?

Image of a man swimming freestyle in the pool. Viewed from underneath. Do you swim with an "S" shape?
The "S" Pull Debate

The truth is that most beginner swimmers have not even heard of the "S" pull debate. It is only something that tends to be discussed at the competitive level. However, it is something that you should be aware of even as a beginner.

I have to say that I am on the side of the "S" pull not because I want to swim faster, I was never much for competition but personally I have always found and "S" shaped stroke to be more comfortable and frankly more efficient, though I have to say that I speak purly anicdoatally.

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I'm not going to give a blow by blow description as I think the video does a good job of such an explanation but I do you should try it. Particularly if you are getting to the point where you feel as though you are not progressing the way you feel you want to.

As for going faster, I have always been of the opinion that the better your technique the faster you will go anyway. So if faster is your goal then this is work some practice.


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