Backstroke Drills

BACKSTROKE

NEW DRILLS

Used with a Grade 7 teaching group.

BOARD KICKING DRILL

The board must not bounce i.e. must not be touched by the knees.

HESITATION DRILL

Hold arm raise & straight palm in at shoulder, turn palm out then continue recovery.

DOUBLE-ARM DRILL

To reduce overreach.

LANE DRILL

Swim close to the lane to force swimmers to recover the arm straight.

ONE ARM OUTSTRETCHED OVER THE HEAD AND UNDER WATER

Practice position for rotation

ONE HAND OUT DRILL

One arm raise above, the other underwater at the side the shoulder rolled underwater.

ASSESSMENT

Worked well. They had the variety and the drills worked well as a set.

 

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