Head-up freestyle

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noun - Head-up swimming is swimming freestyle with one's head held above the surface of the water. It is commonly used in the game of water polo.

Head-up freestyle allows players to keep their face out of the water and their eyes looking forward and to the side as the head swings side-to-side. The arm strokes are generally shorter compared to traditional or head-down freestyle with a faster stroke tempo, higher elbows on the front catch, and a lower hip position.

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heads up freestyle