swimming in general works every muscle in your body except for your biceps.
- strong biceps dont help you swim at all if you're doing any of the four main strokes you listed above.
- abs are not worked a whole lot by swimming but they are very important in keeping good technique in the water.
- your calfs, quads, and hamstrings are worked from kicking regardless of whether it is freestyle, breast stroke, or butterfly kick as well as pushing off of walls
- The main upped body muscles in swimming are your lats (back), and shoulders
- The other upper body muscles that are still worked a lot, just not as much as the ones above are your triceps, forearms, traps, and pectorals
hope i helped you out
was, and still am swimming competitively since I was six (i'm a freshman in college)
· 9 years ago