Swimming Backstroke – Arm Technique and Movements

Swimming Backstroke – Arm Technique and Movements

This article explains the different phases of the backstroke arm movements in detail. Backstroke Video At first, we will look at a video of Ryan Lochte swimming backstroke: Arm Stroke Phases The arm stroke cycle of the backstroke can be divided into the following...
Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming backstroke poses a few challenges in terms of breathing. You have to keep your face above water to breathe and splashing water can be a problem. But these difficulties can be overcome. This article explains how. Keeping Your Face Above Water To keep your face...

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Slide and Glide Backstroke

The Slide and Glide swimming drills described below are the last ones in our series of drills to learn to swim backstroke. Now at last you’ll practice simultaneous arm stroke movements with both arms. Slide and Glide Swimming Drill Here’s a video that...
Backstroke Swimming Drills – Single-Arm Backstroke

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Single-Arm Backstroke

In the following drills to learn to swim backstroke, you’ll practice the arm recovery above water in addition to the under water arm sweep you learned previously. However, to keep things simple, you’ll practice the arm stroke movements one arm at a time....
Backstroke Swimming Drills – Under Water Arm Sweeps

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Under Water Arm Sweeps

Under Water Arm Sweeps is is the next one of our swimming drills to learn to swim backstroke. This particular drill lets you practice both balance and the under water movements of the arm stroke. See the video below: All the backstroke drills you practiced up to now...

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