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Old 21st Oct 2003, 15:25
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Question Swimming stokes

Down at the swimming pool last night (Ponteland if anybody is interested, mostly because one gets a better class of people weeing into the water then at some of the alternatives), and got musing, as one does, about swimming strokes. Why is it that with the crawl one must flip ones legs, while with the breast stroke one must use the frog kick? After all, and I tried this to prove it to myself, it is perfectly possible to do the breast stroke with the crawl leg flip. Who decided the strokes? Some sub-section of some obscure Olympic committee, or some strange sporting body with a French title?
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Old 21st Oct 2003, 21:03
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Good question...no answers yet though
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Old 21st Oct 2003, 22:09
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At the risk of appearing interested, the Bristol Swimming Club attributed the arrival of the "Australian Crawl" to the UK to the return of my grandfather and his brother from down under shortly after WW1.

I have them to blame the demise of breast-stroke, one of my favourite past-times.
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 07:28
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And what is that stroke called that middle aged women do that involves sort of swimming on your side, very slowly, whilst keeping your hair dry so you can gossip with a couple of mates.

To be executed (I live in hope..) properly this stroke should take up the entire avaiable lane width, making it impossible for anyone else (ie symmetrical wet haired swimmers) to get past in either direction.
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 07:58
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Social Stroke perhaps? Surely there should be a separate lane set aside for such an important activity.
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 08:09
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There are no rules in recreational swimming. I go in with flippers, mask and snorkel.
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 08:11
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Didn't think POMS were qualified to discuss swimming!!
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 08:19
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When I were but a lad swimming breast stroke legs and overarm crawl front paws was called the 'Trudgeon.'

Could not work a proper crawl leg kick till I was about 18.
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Old 22nd Oct 2003, 14:28
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I'm a breast stroke man meself

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