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Carp Stroke

The carp stroke involves simultaneous movement of legs (as in the case of the butterfly stroke) but using short and swift rotary movements of outstretched arms. This will create a void which will allow body (which is moved by motion of the legs) to slide with ease in a forward motion. The carp stroke allows athlete to swim in 20 cm of water; it is a stroke that enables safe passage through chorals and broken glass at the bottom of water. It is the only stroke using breast facing down, thus allowing swimmer to have a good sense of direction and avoiding dangerous areas. This stroke saved Raymond-Louis's life, the day he found himself swimming over chorals in Cayo Largo, Cuba (30 cm of water).

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