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Improving your streamlining and body position for front crawl to reduce drag and resistance

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Swimmers, did you know that water is 1000 times denser than air? Correcting your body position can help reduce drag, increase streamlining and ultimately improve your swim efficiency.

In this week's swim training blog, we're focusing on techniques to help you achieve a higher body position, reduce stroke count and create less turbulence in the water.

Here are five ways to improve your swim efficiency:

  1. Point your head down to the bottom of the pool

  2. Rotate from your hips to 45 degrees on each side

  3. Press your sternum into the water to aid streamlining

  4. Kick from your hips with straight legs

  5. Keep your palm pointing backwards throughout the arm stroke underwater

Try these techniques in your next swim session and let us know how you get on in the comments or in our Brownlee Fitness swim chat group on Telegram! 💪🏊‍♂️

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