Originally Posted by Rupertdacat
When swimming crawl at a moderate pace, is power generation (propulsive force) with kick/hip-drive/rotation/spear/(pull) ideally "effortless," or is it expected that some "oomph" must be put in to it? If the latter, at what point do you feel you are exerting the greatest oomph?
For me, the start of the oomph is right after the moment my recovering hand drops in the water and i kick the 2BK. then there is the long ooooooomph after, as Rincewind suggests until the hand stops pushing water back and starts moving forward to recover.