Backstroke Drills

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. With these drills, you’ll finally practice simultaneous arm stroke movements with both arms. Slide and Glide Swimming Drill Here’s a video that demonstrates the first drill, Slide and Glide: You use the whole-stroke …

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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 underwater arm sweep you learned previously. However, to keep things simple, you’ll practice the arm stroke movements one arm at a time. This allows you to sidestep coordination issues that can occur when you move …

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Backstroke Swimming Drills – Underwater Arm Sweeps

Underwater Arm Sweeps is the next one of our swimming drills to learn to swim backstroke. This particular drill lets you practice both balance and the underwater movements of the arm stroke. All the backstroke drills you practiced up to now focused on balance while using a flutter kick for propulsion. The arms always remained …

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Backstroke Swimming Drills – Head-Lead Side Balance

Head-lead side balance drills come next swimming drills in our series of backstroke swimming drills. In this drill, you’ll practice floating more on the side rather than floating flat on your back. You’ll use a relaxed flutter kick for propulsion. Swimming on the Side? If you observe a backstroke swimmer with attention, you’ll notice that …

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