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types of strokes [1]click to hear

Four basic categories are recognized by the International Amateur Swimming Federation (FINA): the breaststroke, the butterfly, the backstroke and freestyle (the crawl).
types of strokes [1] backstroke flip turn backstroke start

backstroke click to hear

Stroke characterized by an alternating rotation of the arms toward the back; the outstretched legs make an alternating beating movement at the same time.

flip turn click to hear

Movement for making a turn; the swimmer arrives in the dorsal position, pivots, then pushes from the wall with the feet.

backstroke start click to hear

Movement by which the swimmer starts from within the pool; at the signal, the swimmer lets go of the starting grip and then pushes from the wall with the feet.