Swimming Techniques

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It has no age limit, hence can be learned and enjoyed by everyone. However, for beginners swimming can turn out to be a exhausting and tiring experience, since there are certain steps that need to be followed while learning to swim. Once proper training is provided, swimming becomes as easy as running on land.

A person can drastically increase his or her speed, efficiency and stamina by following the proper swimming technique. One of the biggest resistances to a swimmer comes from the water itself. Hence a swimmer should try to keep the head under water while propelling. Swimming techniques differ in the different swimming types.


Butterfly Swimming Technique

The Butterfly style or stroke originated in 1950s, and is a very attractive stroke, considering it from the audience perspective. The stroke was developed by swimmers who were trying to make breaststroke faster. The noticeable difference in this swimming style and the breaststroke is that the arms are recovered over the water at once and also the double legged dolphin kick. It is also called as...


Backstroke Swimming Technique

Backstroke is another popular swimming style or technique followed in international swimming competitions around the world. It is considered to be a upside down freestyle stroke, since it is swum with the same alternating arm strokes along with rapid kicks. However, unlike in a freestyle stroke, where the swimmer is facing downwards, here the swimmer's face is facing towards the sky. It is a...


Freestyle Swimming Technique

Freestyle swimming technique is among the most flexible officially recognized swimming style. It is also known as the crawl swimming style and is considered one of the fastest strokes. The only stiff rules in this style are that a swimmer does not touch the far wall or pull on the lane line while swimming. All types of strokes are allowed in this style. However, most swimmers have developed thei...


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