In case you are fond of swimming and wish to become faster and more efficient backstroke swimmer in pool, then follow my today’s tips. This post will help you correct some of the common mistakes and thereby improve your backstroke swimming.
Tip 1: Keep your face pointing straight up: Resist the urge to look around. If you move your head over to your shoulder, you won’t be rotating properly in the water. The only one part of the body not involved in body rolls is the head so this should be still when swimming backstroke.
Tip 2: Relax your neck: When you relax your neck, your body will automatically straighten out. Forget to tuck your chin, try to push your chin up toward the ceiling more.
Tip 3: Kick with loose ankles: When we are kicking, the goal is not to push water up or down; it is to push water back. Always try to kick with loose ankles.
Tip 4: Reduce your knee bend: Always kick from your hips and keep your knees below the surface of the water.
Tip 5: Shoulder and Hip rotation: Both shoulders and hips are very important in backstroke swimming. Your hips power the kick and much of your pulling motion. To maximize the pull, you’ll need to accelerate your arms through the water for which your shoulders should follow the arms to speed up the strokes.
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I hope you’ll join us next week for a look at backstroke! Please let us have your queries and comments in the feedback.