Pool Swim Stroke Vs Open Water Triathlon Stroke | How Do They Differ?

Published on July 28th 2018


There are different styles of freestyle and frontcrawl. Mark favours a more open water and triathlon swim stroke, whereas Heather favours a pool stroke. Which is more efficient and which stroke should you be using in your next triathlon? Subscribe to GTN: http://gtn.io/SubscribetoGTN Check out the GTN Shop: http://gtn.io/ck So what is the difference between Mark and Heather's front crawl strokes? The over the water recovery phase has the most notable contrast. In the pool stroke, the elbow typically exits the water before the hand, and then it's fingers first as the hand enters the water. An open water stroke tends to be quicker, has a straighter arm recovery and is similar to a windmill action. Which stroke do you use? If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gtn.io/cl Watch more on GTN... 📹 Wet Suit Vs Tri Suit - http://gtn.io/wetsuittrisuit 📹 http://gtn.io/OWSkillsPool Music: ES_Sugar Dream - Emil Axelsson.wav ES_When The Dust Settles - Molife.wav Hip Hop Bed - 7.wav ES_Dazed Summer - Molife.wav Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images