Originally Posted by wie
Recently I noticed how fast I am with one arm crawl.
One arm crawl I mean one arm constantly in front, the other crawling.
So, today I looked at the clock and found this:
50 m normal crawl, all out: ca. 40 s (kick off from the edge)
50 m one arm crawl: ca. 50 s (changing sides ca. every 8th pull)
Question: Is this normal?
I suspect that this is because I am swimming more on the side in one arm crawl and therefore am better streamlined.
I don’t know if it’s “normal”, but when I get tired or winded, the one-arm crawl is my “resting” stroke. I could swim faster, but I consciously swim a little slower to “rest and recover.” I’ll do one length of the pool using the one-arm crawl and switch arm on the return length to keep me from getting too dependent on one-side.