Backstroke Technique

Swimming Backstroke – Arm Technique and Movements

In this backstroke article, we explain the different phases of the arm stroke movements in detail. Video: Ryan Lochte’s Backstroke First, let’s have a look at a video featuring Ryan Lochte swimming backstroke: Arm Stroke Phases In backstroke, the arm stroke movements can be divided into the following phases: Entry and extension forward. First downsweep. …

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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 some aspects of the swimming technique in backstroke, 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 …

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