Backstroke

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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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 position in the water. Video Demonstration The video below …

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