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 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...
The Backstroke Kick – Swimming Technique

The Backstroke Kick – Swimming Technique

The backstroke kick is a flutter kick. Its technique is similar to the kick used in the freestyle stroke, with the difference that you are swimming on the back. Technique The legs kick in an alternating up-down manner, where the kick is driven by the hip. To be more...
Backstroke Swimming Technique – Overview

Backstroke Swimming Technique – Overview

Backstroke (or back crawl) is, as its name suggests, the only one of the four competitive swimming strokes swum on the back. In terms of speed, it is slower than front crawl or butterfly but faster than breaststroke. The arms execute alternating movements: while one...

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