Welcome back to our 3rd segment of our Backstroke Series! Kick. Jeff Pease, a longtime swim coach who's in charge of North Coast Aquatics in Carlsbad, Calif., has a detailed plan on how he'd teach the backstroke to first-timers. All rights reserved. Bring the legs together straight to begin the next frog kick movement. Children will work on: Swimming freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke for 100 yards, swim elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly for 50 yards, appropriate turns for all strokes. Therefore breathing issues are minimized as the face is always kept above the water surface. The swimmer should alternate between inhaling and exhaling at the same. They will learn basic skills to begin building a foundation for advanced swimming. How Is the Latissimus Dorsi Used in Swimming. In my opinion, the best backstroke breathing pattern is when a swimmer starts inhaling right before pinky entry on their right arm and continues inhaling through half of the right arm pull and then, they start exhaling (at that same point with their left arm)– right before entry and through half of the left arm pull. What does it have going for it? Deep water skills are introduced. It builds upon the back float and allows you to breath easily, since your face is exposed to the air. The elementary backstroke is not only used as a teaching tool but also as means for building confidence in the water. Elementary Backstroke. To graduate this level children must: Demonstrate 15m freestyle and backstroke. Free style with breathing (15 feet) Backstroke (10 feet) Tread water (10 sec) Underwater swimming (8 feet) Introduce Elementary Backstroke Introduce dolphin kick; Introduce breast stroke kick; Safety Skills. Entering headfirst from the side in a sitting and kneeling position. Breathing in backstroke is easier than in other strokes, as the mouth and nose are usually above water. In fact, it is one of my favorite strokes besides back crawl and breaststroke. Pingback: Backstroke Pull (Analysis): Tips & Tricks - RITTER Sports Performance, Pingback: The 4 Most Common Backstroke Technique Errors: - RITTER Sports Performance. The final goal of Swimmers level is for students to demonstrate the proper freestyle stroke with unilateral and bilateral rhythmic breathing for 80 feet and the competitive backstroke 80 feet. Backstroke (5 yards) Elementary backstroke with flutter kick (10 yards) Elementary backstroke kick; Treading with flutter kick (5 seconds) Jumping in and floating on back; Jumping in and swimming to the wall; Youth #4. A 50 Backstroke tempo is very different than a 200 Backstroke tempo. Skills Learned: Arm position and additional breathing for front crawl, side stroke (arms and scissor kick), introduction to breaststroke, underwater swimming, diving, and deep end skills. You do not burn as many calories as a more intense form of the backstroke, but you keep your face above water the entire time. Last week, we dove into the MAJOR difference between the Backstroke and Freestyle strokes. Back Swim: 9.1 a. Move to Stage 5 when you can swim 15 yards doing the elementary backstroke, front and back crawl with rotary breathing, swim-float-swim 25 yards and 15 yards of breaststroke and butterfly kicks. Because surface tension is a real issue for Backstrokers, I advise my swimmers to wait until the hand has passed their head/mouth/nose (i.e. Watch out for obstacles as well as the possibility of hitting the head on the side of the pool. Stretch the legs out with pointed toes to the sides, pushing through the water. All actions should be smooth, continuous and relaxed. 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