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Stew Smith's Combat Swimmer Stroke DVD
Stew Smith demonstrates the CSS - the fast and efficient swim stroke of the Navy SEALs. This video is a few minutes of the CSS DVD Terry Laughlin and I created demonstrating the different ways to swim a modified side stroke or AKA the Combat Swimmer Stroke (CSS).
Combat Swimmer Stroke breakdown:
- Kick off the wall
- double arm pull
- CSS stroke cycle of Pull, breathe, kick, glide
- Top arm pull is a freestyle arm pull.
- Bottom arm is more similar to a breast stroke scull (not a full stroke to your side) BREATHE during the bottom arm pull.
- Turn to breathe - do not lift your head up to breathe.
- Kick can either be a scissor kick or a breast stroke kick BUT when swimming with fins you need to learn scissor / flutter kicks.
- Kick hard / pull hard = glide fast.
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