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This stroke is one of four regulated by the International Swimming Federation.? This done with swimming on your back.? The advantage is that it makes for easy breathing but swimmers can not see where they are going.? The speed is similar to that of the butter fly.? Most of the effort is done with the arms.? The leg movement is defined as a flutter kick.? In competetions the backstroke usually has 3 different races in 50m, 100, and 200 meter.? There are 5 rules for back stroke to be FINA compliant.

  • Before the starting signal, the swimmers shall line up in the water facing the starting end, with both hands holding the starting grips. Standing in or on the gutter or bending the toes over the lip of the gutter is prohibited.
  • At the signal for starting and after turning, the swimmer shall push off and swim upon his back throughout the race except when executing a turn as set forth in SW 6.4. The normal position on the back can include a roll movement of the body up to, but not including 90 degrees from horizontal. The position of the head is not relevant.
  • Some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water throughout the race. It shall be permissible for the swimmer to be completely submerged during the turn, at the finish and for a distance of not more than 15 meters after the start and each turn. By that point, the head must have broken the surface.
  • During the turn, the shoulders may be turned over the vertical to the breast after which a continuous single arm pull or a continuous simultaneous double arm pull may be used to initiate the turn. Once the body has left the position on the back, any kick or arm pull must be part of the continuous turning action. The swimmer must have returned to the position on the back upon leaving the wall. When executing the turn there must be a touch of the wall with some part of the swimmer

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January 12th, 2015 at 11:06 am

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