These basic backstroke skills will build strength and coordination and ensure continued development of backstroke. Here are a few simple activities that you can practice at home.
Practicing basic skills on land with visual feedback will enhance skills and provide an opportunity for the child to self-correct. Therefore in the pool the swimmer can identify their own mistakes.
Key points include;
- Straight arm action
- Arm passes the leg and ear
- Arms are always opposite – one arm up, one arm down
- Arms are continuously moving
TIP – practice in front of a mirror to see arm action
Duration: For best results spend 5 minutes 2-3 times a week practicing this skill
For age: 5 years – 10 years
BlueFit Swimming Level: Penguin, Platypus, Angelfish, Stingray, Dolphin