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Why Do I Sink When Swimming Front Crawl? Tips, Drills and How To Teach Outstanding Front Crawl

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

Swimming teachers are commonly asked about sinking and floating and why it does or does not happen to a person.

Hi, Mark here. I hope all is well with you.

This week I am answering a question I was asked about sinking when swimming front crawl. Scroll down and you will find links to my awesome front crawl resources. My ebook for beginners to improve and some drills and a 'how to teach' guide for swimming teachers.

I received a message online that went like this:

I find myself sinking when swimming front crawl. I'm able to float and manage some decent distance with push glide and leg action alone. But the moment I start the arm action for front crawl, invariably, the legs sink, and I come to a stop. What is going wrong? How do I overcome this?

My answer:

"The problem with your front crawl could be down to several different reasons or a combination of them…”

I went on to explain possible problems with body position and how to overcome them. I also discussed timing and coordination and how it can effect the balance of front crawl. I go on to suggest using a ‘catch-up’ drill as a possible solution. I explain the advantages and how to use ‘catch-up’ to check in and adjust front crawl timing and coordination.

Click here for my full and detailed answer.

Need more? Increase your Knowledge, Confidence and Front Crawl Ability

How To Swim Front Crawl Ebook

Technique tips and 22 drills covering each stroke part.

Swimming Teachers!

Fine-Tune Your Front Crawl Lessons These Hugely Popular Resources:

Front Crawl Drills

An Ebook for teachers containing teaching points and common mistakes.

How To Teach Front Crawl Ebook

A front crawl teaching tool containing technique break-down, basic drills and ready-made lesson plans.https://www.swim-teach.com/how-to-teach-front-crawl.html

That's it for this week. Stay focused, stay in touch and stay safe.

Happy swimming!

Cheers

Mark

Swim Teach

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