Alternating circular arm action over and under the water with a straight arm recovery, brushing your ears and elbows locked straight. The hand entry into the water is controlled with the palm facing out and the little finger first to reducing resistance as it enters the water. The palm of the hand then presses down to catch position in the water. At the deepest point following hand entry and with good shoulder rotation, the elbow bends and drops to a deeper position than the hand, creating a lever to produce extra power as the hand pushes towards the feet. The arm starts to straighten as the hand presses downwards before sweeping towards the thigh; The arm then moves inline with the shoulder as the hand recovers out of the water close to the thigh with thumb first, elbow straight as the arm is taken past the head to entry point once again.