backstroke backstroke  /ˈbæk ˌstroʊk/


  1. (n) a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
  2. (v) swim on one's back


  1. Phelps won't be racing Peirsol in the backstroke at the Olympics, but he will face Crocker in the 100 fly.
  2. Coughlin is the first and only woman to swim the 100-m backstroke in under 60 seconds; she's untouchable.
  3. Lochte, a fan of rapper Li'l Wayne, managed to claim the 200m backstroke gold at this year's world championships, but what he really wants is to best Phelps.


  1. Aquatics-seahorse - Aquatics-seahorse

    Level 4 is a stroke improvement course, which focuses on developing confidence in front and back crawl, improving aquatic skills such as diving and turns, and introduction of elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and buterfly. Participants must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke indepently for 15 yds to participate.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Aquatics-Adult Intermediate

    Designed for adults who are confident in the water. Oppurtunity to advance and refine swim strokes; freestyle, backstroke, and breatstroke with introduction to butterfly and sidestroke. Surface diving, open/flip turns, deep end work, and treading water are integrated into the program.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Barracudas tune up for invite

    HEADING TOWARD THE WALL: Raquel MacDonald, 13-14 girls, does the backstroke during the Barracudas’ intrasquad meet at Bullhead City Municipal Pool on Saturday morning.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News

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  1. "I can take it out fast in the fly," Coughlin said. "My backstroke is good, but not spectacular in the IM by any means. My breaststroke, I try and hold it together as long as possible, and then I have a good freestyle. But Katie, her middle...
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Natalie Coughlin Source: USA Today

  2. "I went out too fast (but) I knew I had to go out fast in order to be in the race," Lochte said. "I think the backstroke kind of took a lot out of me. I did my best. I can't ask for anything else"
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Ryan Lochte Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "It was a good performance for me," said Huot, currently tuning up for this September's Paralympic Games in Beijing. "I've been working a lot on my backstroke portion of the race. I really believe that's where the gold will be won or lost at...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Benoit Huot Source: 940 News

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