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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Overview of Common Swimming Strokes / Styles

This article provides information about the four swimming strokes used in competitions, which are the front crawl or freestyle stroke, breaststroke, backstroke, and the butterfly stroke. We also provide information about a few lesser-known swimming strokes, such as the elementary backstroke, the sidestroke, the trudgen, and the combat sidestroke. Let’s now have an overview of …

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