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6 Tips to Improve Your Backstroke

A swimmer swims breaststroke

Tips for improving your backstroke from Rebecca Adlington who  won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle, breaking the 19-year-old world record in the 800 meter final. 

  1. Keep your body flat like a plank. "Try to keep your hips as close to the surface as possible" ...

  2. Use a 'flutter' kick. ...

  3. Use a long fluid arm motion. ...

  4. Breathe once per arm cycle. ...

  5. Use the ceiling or clouds to keep yourself straight. ...

  6. Accelerate your arm speed.

Happy Swimming!

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