Catch-Up Backstroke is executed with a one or
two second pause once the opposite hand has
met up with the other. Swim with one arm by
your side or stretched out above your head. This
will slow the stroke down in order to
concentrate on the pull. Keep the legs kicking.
Double Arm Backstroke or Old English
backstroke will keep or increase flexibility
across the chest. Watch the arms and hands
recover over the water surface. As the arms
recover the little fingers cut into the water first.
Once the hands and arms have entered the
water, push the hands and forearms towards
Side Kicking. Kick your legs while on your side
with one arm stretched out down the pool and
your ear resting flat on your upper arm. The
opposite arm will be at your side close to the
thigh. The leg kick should not be too wide and
no more than the depth of your chest. Start the
kick from your hips kicking through to your toes
with feet and toes pointed.
Your Backstroke kick should start at your hips and finish with your toes creating a small amount of white water splash. The kick will develop good balance within the stroke and tone up the thighs.
Backstroke - Top Tips
Kick Breaststroke with hands held together a round your seat. This will develop good s t rength endurance to the legs as high resistance through the water is created from the body position.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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