Swimming Styles: Dog Paddle, Treading Water, Breaststroke, Butterfly Stroke, Front Crawl, Backstroke, Medley Swimming, Swimming Stroke

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dog Paddle, Treading Water, Breaststroke, Butterfly Stroke, Front Crawl, Backstroke, Medley Swimming, Swimming Stroke, Freestyle Swimming, Georgian Swimming, Total Immersion, Free Kolkhuri, Combat Sidestroke, Streamline, Sidestroke, Flutter Kick, Trudgen. Excerpt: Gordan Ko ulj swimming backstroke at 2008 Euros. The backstroke ,...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dog Paddle, Treading Water, Breaststroke, Butterfly Stroke, Front Crawl, Backstroke, Medley Swimming, Swimming Stroke, Freestyle Swimming, Georgian Swimming, Total Immersion, Free Kolkhuri, Combat Sidestroke, Streamline, Sidestroke, Flutter Kick, Trudgen. Excerpt: Gordan Ko ulj swimming backstroke at 2008 Euros. The backstroke , also sometimes called the back crawl , is one of the four 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 swimmers not being able to see where they are going. It is also the only competition swimming style that starts in the water. The swimming style is similar to an upside down front crawl . Both backstroke and front crawl are long-axis strokes. History Backstroke is an ancient style of swimming. It was the second stroke to be swum in competitions after the front crawl . The first Olympic backstroke competition was the 1900 Paris Olympics men's 200 metre. Speed and ergonomics Backstroke is of similar speed to butterfly. Race times for the butterfly are superior to those for the backstroke mostly because the former allows a racing start from poolside and the latter does not. In races beyond 200 meters, backstroke would actually be the faster of the two. The maximum swimming speed for backstroke is around 1.84 meter per second. Due to its position on the back, backstroke uses different muscles in the upper body than other styles. : : Technique In the initial position, the swimmer lies flat on their back; arms stretched with extended fingertips, and legs extended backwards. Arm movement Backstroke swimming (amateur competition, non-optimal style) In backstroke, the arms contribute most of the forward movement. The arm stroke consists of two main parts: the...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155500461
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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