a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back. It is usually executed with backward-moving circular arm strokes and a flutter kick.
One of the four competitive strokes; swimmers must remain on their back or side at all times during the race.
One of the 4 competitive racing strokes, basically any style of swimming on your back. Backstroke is swam as the first stroke in the Medley Relay and second stroke in the I.M.
back crawl) Alternating arm and kick with pronounced roll on each pull
swim on one's back
Where the swimmer remains on his/her back from the start or push off from the wall to the turn through to the completion of the race.
A stroke in which the swimmer is on his or her back performing a flutter-kick and rotating the arms alternately backward.
Backstroke also sometimes called back crawl is one of the three swimming styles regulated by FINA, and the only regulated style swum on the back. This has the advantage of easy breathing, but the disadvantage of not seeing where the swimmer is heading to. It is also the only competition swimming style that starts in the water.