Backstroke Body Position Swim Tip


Body position is the foundation for all swimming strokes. When correcting strokes, look at the body position because it affects all the other components of a stroke (legs, breathing, arms, and coordination). In order for a stroke to be efficient, the body must minimize the amount of drag (The water resistance that slows down your motion) by being streamlined. Being streamlined reduces the work put in to move through the water and is key to swimming efficiently.


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