The backstroke, also sometimes called the back crawl or the upside-down freestyle, is the only regulated style swum on the back and has the advantage of easy breathing.
Follow these instructional videos to help you master your backstroke technique:
The breaststroke is the most popular recreational style due to its ability to keep the head out of the water a large portion of the time. In most swimming classes, beginners learn either the breaststroke or front-crawl first.
Follow these instructional videos to help you master your breaststroke technique:
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