Backstroke Technique

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 phases: Entry and extension forward. First downsweep. Catch. First upsweep. Second …

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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. Keeping Your Face Above Water To keep your face above the water surface, you need good balance. This means you …

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Backstroke Swimming Technique – Body Position and Head Position

This article discusses the 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 tilt allows you to flutter kick without your legs breaking the water …

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