The Four Big Ones

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What are the swimming strokes that I need to learn?

The Four Big Ones

There are four major swimming strokes used in training and competitive swimming:

• Freestyle (better known as front crawl)
• Backstroke
• Breaststroke
• Butterfly

When learning and practicing these swimming strokes, many of the same swim techniques can be applied to several strokes. Everything you learn to do and practice will help you swim each of the four different swimming strokes better!



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