froggy (swimming)

  • broglet

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Strangely, I have never heard froggy used to refer to anything swimming-related although it is often used as a nickname for a French teacher.
     

    SteveD

    Senior Member
    British English
    It suggests the position of the arms and the legs when swimming the breaststroke (la brasse). When I was a child and being taught the breaststroke, the instructor would call out "Aeroplane! Frog! Long-boat! Aeroplane! Frog! Long-boat!"
     

    Nicomon

    Senior Member
    Français, Québec ♀
    D'accord avec SteveD et Kelly B.

    Quand j'étais enfant, on disait « nager en grenouille » en parlant de la brasse / breaststroke, justement.

    Je ne me souviens pas avoir entendu froggy / frog kick, mais bon... j'ai appris à nager en français. :)
     

    Cecilly

    Senior Member
    French
    Merci ! Je n'avais jamais entendu ce terme non plus, mais intuitivement c'est vrai que la brasse fait penser à une nage de grenouille :)
     
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