A swimming stroke in which alternating overarm movements are combined with a scissors kick.
Origin of trudgenAfter John Trudgen, (1852–1902), British swimmer.
- A swimming stroke in which the left and right hands are alternately raised out of the water, brought forward and drawn back through the water. A scissor kick is performed on every second stroke.
Named for John Trudgen (1852-1902), an English swimmer who popularised the stroke.