Basic backstroke swimming technique is not something that comes easily to some of us. Are you one of those who has got room for improvement when it comes to swimming on your back?
Look no further! Here you will find all you need to fine-tune your backstroke technique and boost your confidence when it comes to swimming on your back.
I have broken the stroke down into separate parts so that you can focus on it one piece at at time. That makes improving it a whole lot easier.
1. The body must be horizontal and streamlined as possible, with the head inline, eyes looking upwards and remaining steady throughout.
2. The alternating leg kick originates from the hip and remains within the body width.
3. Toes are pointed with ankles relaxed and the knees bend slightly with each kick.
4. The knee bend provides power on the upbeat phase of the kick, finishing as the toes just break the water surface.
5. The hands enter the water little finger first, palm outwards with the upper arm just brushing past the ear.
6. The arm pulls through an S shape pathway, finishing at the hip, palm downwards.
7. One arm begins to pull as the other recovers over the water surface.
8. Breathing should be regular and in time with the effort phase of the stroke.
9. The leg kick and arm actions should be controlled and steady whilst maintaining a fixed head position.
10. All actions should be smooth, continuous and relaxed.
If you're ready to take your backstroke technique up a level, then get stuck into my book 'How To Swim Backstroke'.
Gradually piece by piece the stroke comes together and you will be able to learn what each part of your body should be doing.
'How To Swim Backstroke' contains clear illustrations and detailed coaching points that make swimming on your back a synch.
I've broken the stroke down into it's main parts to make the arms, legs and coordination crystal clear.
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