Great video on how to swim front crawl properly, at least how to get your arms working efficiently. It’s been produced by specialist triathlon swim site Swim For Tri for people who want to improve their crawl for triathlons. But really it’s relevant for any swimmers, either in open water or indoors.
What’s good about it is that it’s filmed mostly from underneath so you can see exactly what’s going on and shows alternative, less efficient strokes. It’s also filmed from different angles so you can see the swimmer head on, from the side and, briefly, from above.
Mostly the video deals with arm movement, in particular the ‘pivot’ point which should be at the elbow rather than at the shoulder (too much strain) or at the wrist (too little momentum). Good stuff.
For more information about Swim for Tri go to its website here.