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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 01: What is the Backstroke?

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Backstroke, sometimes called the inverted freestyle, is a stroke that is swum on the back. Get an overview of the backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 02: How Arms Move in Backstroke

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The backstroke uses a simple arm motion that is opposite the arm motion of the freestyle. Learn how to move your arms when swimming the backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 03: How to Kick for Backstroke

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The leg motion in the backstroke is similar to the flutter kick of the freestyle, but inverted. Learn how to kick for the backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video from an expert on health and fitness.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 04: Body Position for Backstroke

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The backstroke body position involves floating on your back on top of the water. Learn the correct body position for swimming the backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 05: Backstroke Breathing Techniques

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Taking breaths when swimming the backstroke is easier than breathing in other strokes, because your face will be out of the water. Learn breathing techniques for the backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 06: How to Do Open Turns for Backstroke

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Open turns in backstroke are easy to perform, but it's important to pay attention to the lane lines and backstroke flags in the pool to make sure you know how close you are to the wall. Learn how to do open turns when swimming backstroke in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 07: How to Do Backstroke Flip Turns

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The backstroke flip turn is similar to the freestyle flip turn. Learn how to do a backstroke flip turn, plus get tips on being able to tell how close you are to the pool wall when swimming the backstroke, in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 08: Kick Drills for the Backstroke

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Using a kickboard is a great way for beginners to practice the backstroke kick. Learn how to do backstroke kick drills with a kickboard in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 09: Pull Drills for Backstroke

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Backstroke pull drills help you focus on the upper body stroke technique for the backstroke. Learn how to improve your backstroke arm movement using pull drills in this free swimming lesson on video.

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How to Swim Competitive Backstroke: Phillip Toriello: 10: Arm Up Swimming Drills for Backstroke

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The arm up drill is an excellent backstroke drill that will help you improve your body position and strengthen your legs. Learn how do the arm up backstroke drill in this free swimming lesson on video.

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