Freestyle or crawl?

Our kids have started swimming this week – the weather is glorious and I’m getting that giddy “school is almost out for the summer” feeling. There’s nothing quite like it!

Did you know that the freestyle stroke and the front crawl is the same stroke despite its different names? Probably not surprising that the Americans had to incorporate the word “free” in their version … I’m still trying to track down a history behind the two names …

Which do you use?


Posted on 17, May 2012, in sports and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Anne burgess

    hi. Freestyle stroke means in a race you are allowed to do any stroke u like but obviously mainly front crawl as this is usually the fastest :-).

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