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Freestyle

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Paul Lundgren swimming freestyle in the Sea of Cortez
Howard F. Brewer (left), two-time Olympic medalist J. Scott Leary (right), and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Sydney Cavill at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, early adopters of the Australian crawl in the United States

noun, verb - Freestyle is a common competitive swimming stroke for the pool and open water swimming. Freestyle is swimming freely using any type of stroke, although it is generally refers to the front crawl. Freestyle can be performed doing head-up freestyle or head-down freestyle.

Usage

Most channel swimmers use freestyle to accomplish their goal.

Types of Swimming Styles

Other swimming styles include butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke.

Synonyms

crawl, front crawl, free, trudgen stroke, Australian crawl

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