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Are you getting lessons/coaching? What are you struggling with in front crawl? Technique is such a big aspect of swimming lessons would be your best option. I've gone from virtually nothing to 3k easily in a year... How often are you swimming?
Good luck though!! Its definitely possible!
Yep swimming a lot helps, I didn't follow any particular plan but I was coached which was a huge help. I still try to swm 3 times a week, any less and it all feels very strange.
5 weeks....but i had to breast stroke half of it
It is always the breathing for everyone except fish. Slow, slow, slow. Relax slwo is good. Get the breathing/stroke patterns sorted then worry about going quicker.
+1 What Cougie says. Did the same dropped the kick to nearly none, only now putting it back in after cracking continuous 4k swims
Simply to add to the concensus, it will indeed just click although (sorry to state the bleedin' obvious) you will need to put the time in the pool for this to happen.
Perhaps joining an adult / masters swim class may help too? I joined one early this year and have seen swift progress over the past few weeks.
I started swimming in July last year without much background in it. I had never swum crawl before and I really struggled. Especially with my breathing. I had read just how technically demanding swimming is. So I decided to have a few lessons. Withing 6 weeks I was swimming 2k. Technique realy does make all the difference and once I learned how to get my breathing right, it all just came together.