5 Essential Tips for Mastering Backstroke Technique
1: Keep your head still and eyes looking up 2: Maintain a long, straight body position 3: Use a continuous, alternating arm stroke 4: Drive power from your hips with a strong kick 5: Using fins or a kickboard to focus on your kick technique
Keep your head still and eyes looking up
A key aspect of good backstroke technique is maintaining a long, straight body position in the water. Try to keep your body as still and as extended as possible, with your arms and legs extending out to the sides. This will help you swim more efficiently and maintain good body alignment.
For a smooth and efficient arm stroke, try using a continuous, alternating motion. Start with your arms extended out to the sides, then bring one arm over your head and down towards your hip while simultaneously bringing the other arm out to the side.
Use a continuous, alternating arm stroke
A powerful kick is essential for propelling yourself forward in backstroke. Try to keep your kick as horizontal as possible and focus on driving power from your hips. Use your legs to help maintain a straight body position and keep yourself balanced in the water.
Drive power from your hips with a strong kick
Try using fins or a kickboard to focus on your kick technique