Backstroke

Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming backstroke poses a few challenges for 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. Breathing in backstroke poses a few challenges. Keeping Your Face Above Water To keep your face above the water surface, …

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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. However, you will include short pauses between arm strokes to rehearse the correct execution of these movements and also to …

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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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