Backstroke Swimming Drills – Hand-Lead Side balance

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Hand-Lead Side balance

Hand-Lead Side Balance is the next drill in our series to learn to swim backstroke. It is a variation of the previous head-lead side balance swimming drill. See the video below: In the video above you see that you keep one arm extended forward while you keep the other...
Backstroke Swimming Drills – Head-Lead Side Balance

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Head-Lead Side Balance

Head-lead side balance drills are the next swimming drills in our sequence of drills to learn to swim backstroke. Now you’ll practice floating more on the side rather than floating flat on your back. You’ll use a supple flutter kick for propulsion....
Backstroke Swimming Drills – Head-Lead Supine Balance

Backstroke Swimming Drills – Head-Lead Supine Balance

Head-lead supine balance is an important drill to learn to swim backstroke, as it teaches how to be balanced and supported on your back using the buoyancy of your lungs. Being balanced while swimming backstroke means that you can easily keep your body in a horizontal...
Learn How to Flutter Kick in the Backstroke

Learn How to Flutter Kick in the Backstroke

Knowing how to do the flutter kick in a supine position (on the back) is an important prerequisite to learn how to swim backstroke. The following video demonstrates a few exercises to practice this technique. Additional instructions are given further below. What Is...
Backstroke Technique: Arm Stroke Drills on Dry Land

Backstroke Technique: Arm Stroke Drills on Dry Land

This backstroke technique article explains the arm stroke movements. Learning the arm movements is easier when you first practice them on dry land, and that’s how we demonstrate them in the video below. This article is part of our series to learn how to swim the...
Backstroke Swimming Technique – Body Position and Head Position

Backstroke Swimming Technique – Body Position and Head Position

This article discusses backstroke swimming technique, and more specifically body position, body roll and head position. Body Position In backstroke you float on your back in the water. Your body is almost horizontal, with a slight tilt toward the feet. This slight...

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