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  • n  a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
  • v  swim on one's back

  • Events: Swimming100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, relays The Drama: Coughlin could have raced in five events, but chose only two, so she'll be in peak form for the .
  • Phelps won't be racing Peirsol in the backstroke at the Olympics, but he will face Crocker in the 100 fly.
  • THE 100-METER BACKSTROKEOf the 26 swimming events in Montreal, none will attract more attention from the cognoscenti of the sport than the 100-meter backstroke.
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  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - Mohave Daily News

  • Natalie Coughlin in USA Today
    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...
  • Ryan Lochte in Kansas City Star
    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"
  • Benoit Huot in 940 News
    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...

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