Freestyle Swimming Quiz

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Are you an ace swimmer? If yes, take this freestyle swimming quiz to gauge your swimming knowledge. Swimming is one of the best physical exercises one can do; it engages all muscles of the body that increases your strength and stamina. The quiz contains interesting facts and a knowledge-based quiz on swimming. If you like the quiz, share it with your friends and family. Test your swimming knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The front crawl breathing technique requires you to 

    • A.

      Blow air out through your mouth and breathe in through your nose

    • B.

      Breathe through the mouth when head is turned to the side

    • C.

      The head to remain out of the water once a breath has been taken

    • D.

      Head remains out of the water while in inhaling and exhaling

    Correct Answer
    B. Breathe through the mouth when head is turned to the side
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to breathe through the mouth when the head is turned to the side. In the front crawl swimming technique, it is important to exhale underwater and then inhale quickly when the head is turned to the side. Breathing through the mouth allows for a larger intake of air compared to breathing through the nose. By turning the head to the side and breathing through the mouth, swimmers can effectively maintain their rhythm and continue swimming without interruption.

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  • 2. 

    Which body part provides the overall speed in the front crawl?

    • A.

      Shoulder

    • B.

      Legs

    • C.

      Torso

    • D.

      Arms

    Correct Answer
    D. Arms
    Explanation
    The arms provide the overall speed in the front crawl. During the front crawl stroke, the arms pull through the water, generating propulsion and propelling the swimmer forward. The powerful and coordinated movement of the arms allows for efficient and effective swimming, contributing significantly to the overall speed in the front crawl. The shoulders, legs, and torso also play important roles in swimming, but the arms are primarily responsible for generating the speed in this particular stroke.

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  • 3. 

    Front crawl is also called?

    • A.

      Freestyle

    • B.

      Butterfly

    • C.

      Sidestroke

    • D.

      Backstroke

    Correct Answer
    A. Freestyle
    Explanation
    The term "freestyle" is often used interchangeably with "front crawl" in swimming. Front crawl is a swimming stroke where the swimmer's face is in the water and the arms alternate in a windmill motion, while the legs perform a flutter kick. Freestyle refers to any swimming style that allows the swimmer to choose their own stroke technique, and front crawl is the most commonly chosen stroke in freestyle events. Therefore, front crawl is also called freestyle.

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  • 4. 

    In order to reduce time during a race, a swimmer will use which turn while swimming the front crawl.

    • A.

      Twist turn

    • B.

      Side turn

    • C.

      Tumble turn

    • D.

      Back turn

    Correct Answer
    C. Tumble turn
    Explanation
    A tumble turn is the most efficient and fastest turn used by swimmers during the front crawl. It involves flipping forward while approaching the wall and using the momentum to push off the wall and continue swimming. This turn allows the swimmer to maintain their speed and minimize the time spent turning, ultimately reducing the overall race time.

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  • 5. 

    How often should you take a breath using the bilateral breathing technique?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because the bilateral breathing technique in swimming involves taking a breath every three strokes. This technique helps to balance the body in the water and promotes efficient breathing by allowing the swimmer to alternate breathing on both sides. By breathing every three strokes, swimmers can maintain a steady rhythm and ensure a consistent supply of oxygen while swimming.

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  • 6. 

    Who introduced front crawl

    • A.

       Alick Wickham

    • B.

      Alex Williams

    • C.

      Mike Spencer

    • D.

      Justin Dull

    Correct Answer
    A.  Alick Wickham
    Explanation
    Alick Wickham is credited with introducing the front crawl swimming technique. He was a swimmer from the Solomon Islands who popularized this technique in the early 20th century. Wickham's innovative approach to swimming, which involved a fast and efficient style using alternating arm movements and a continuous flutter kick, revolutionized the sport and became the foundation for modern freestyle swimming.

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  • 7. 

    What is the technical name for front crawl?

    • A.

      Flutter kick

    • B.

      Back kick

    • C.

      Arms reach

    • D.

      Shoulder press

    Correct Answer
    A. Flutter kick
    Explanation
    The technical name for front crawl is flutter kick. This refers to the specific leg movement used in front crawl, where the legs kick alternately in a quick and continuous fluttering motion. The flutter kick is an essential component of front crawl technique, providing propulsion and helping to maintain a streamlined body position in the water.

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  • 8. 

    Which two are the most common types of front crawl breathing techniques

    • A.

      Bilateral

    • B.

      Trickle

    • C.

      Explosive

    • D.

      Unilateral

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bilateral
    D. Unilateral
    Explanation
    Bilateral and unilateral are the most common types of front crawl breathing techniques. Bilateral breathing refers to breathing on both sides alternately, allowing for a more balanced stroke and better body alignment. Unilateral breathing, on the other hand, involves breathing only on one side, which can be useful for maintaining a consistent rhythm and reducing head movement. Both techniques are commonly used by swimmers to optimize their breathing during front crawl strokes.

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  • 9. 

    Which is the fastest of all strokes?

    • A.

      Front crawl

    • B.

      Side crawl

    • C.

      Butterfly

    • D.

      Head crawl

    Correct Answer
    A. Front crawl
    Explanation
    The front crawl is the fastest of all strokes in swimming. This stroke is also known as freestyle and involves alternating arm movements and a flutter kick. The streamlined body position and efficient technique of the front crawl allow swimmers to move quickly through the water. The side crawl, butterfly, and head crawl are not as fast as the front crawl.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is a swimming technique?

    • A.

      Egg beater kick

    • B.

      Leg stroke

    • C.

      Arm stroke

    • D.

      Horse kick

    Correct Answer
    A. Egg beater kick
    Explanation
    The egg beater kick is a swimming technique used in water polo and synchronized swimming. It involves a scissor-like movement of the legs, with one leg moving clockwise and the other moving counterclockwise. This technique allows swimmers to maintain stability and move in any direction while treading water. The leg stroke and arm stroke are general terms that can refer to various swimming techniques, while the horse kick is not a recognized swimming technique.

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