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Backstroke Technique – Rotation

Gary Barclay explains rotation of the shoulders and body in backstroke swimming. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay, and we’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in backstroke. And that is the lack of rotation through the shoulders and through the body, through the axis of the body. So what happens […]

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Backstroke – Correct Hand Entry

Gary Barclay talks about the correct hand entry in backstroke and what can happen if your hand does not enter in the correct position. Hi my name is Gary Barclay, and today we’re going to have a look at backstroke. We’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in backstroke, […]

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Backstroke Technique – Head Position

Gary Barclay explains the correct head position when swimming backstroke. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay and we’re having a look at backstroke, and in particular we’re having a look at the head position in backstroke. Now one of the most common problems in backstroke is when a swimmer has their head too high in the water. […]

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Swim BACKSTROKE Fast

While backstroke maintains the body in a streamlined position, with the limbs able to apply constant propulsive forces due to the arms alternating action and the continuous flutter action of the legs, it is not as fast or efficient as freestyle. Backstroke is swum with arms out to the side of the body, meaning a […]

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