These three clips demonstrate three important elements of swimming the backstroke. The timing of your arms, establishing an efficient breathing rhythm and the constant pace of your legs.
Backstroke technique – Arms
The timing of the Backstroke arms should be dictated by the rolling of the shoulders whilst at the same time ensuring the head stays stationary and facing the ceiling.
Backstroke technique – Breathing
Even though you could breathe at any time, in order to achieve efficient breathing, establish a rhythm with your in and out breath in relation to the arms passing by.
Backstroke technique – Legs
Aim to ensure a constant pace of kick as the roll of the shoulders and the body goes through the stroke.