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How to do a Backstroke to Breaststroke Turn in an IM

QUESTION: To Gary, Just a quick query re: the IM, and in particular the backstroke to breaststroke turn. Once the swimmer touches the wall on their back, must they flip backwards or just push off on their front before gliding and pulling through under the water. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated-ie step by […]

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How to Improve Backstroke Arm Speed?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, How can we improve speed of our arms in backstroke because when we do fast arm movement in backstroke it is difficult for me to coordinate 6 beat kick. Kindly help me in this regard. Zahir ANSWER: Hi Zahir, I often see backstrokers that fit into one of two categories. There are […]

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Problem with Backstroke Flip Turn

QUESTION: Hi Gary,  I need help with my backstroke flip turn, I normally swim a good backstroke but my problem with this stroke is the flip turn, once I perform it I lose momentum and speed and I end up messing my remaining laps of the set I am doing. My problem is getting water […]

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What am I Doing Wrong in Backstroke?

QUESTION Hi my name is Tito, I’m training to be a lifeguard but my only problems are my endurance due to my asthma and when it’s time to backstroke I have to use a ten pound weight and almost immediately I sink. What am I doing wrong? I try to keep my chest up as […]

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