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types of strokes [4]click to hear

Four basic categories are recognized by the International Amateur Swimming Federation (FINA): the breaststroke, the butterfly, the backstroke and freestyle (the crawl).
types of strokes [4] front crawl stroke starting dive breathing out turning wall crawl kick breathing in flip turn

front crawl stroke click to hear

Stroke performed on the stomach in which the arms alternate in moving toward the front; it is very fast and is usually used in freestyle races.

starting dive click to hear

Dive enabling the swimmer to thrust the body into the water; the swimmer pushes off with the legs, extends the body and enters the water head first.

breathing out click to hear

Expulsion of air; the swimmer breathes out when the face is underwater.

turning wall click to hear

Wall that the swimmer must touch before turning around; during the turn, the athlete pushes from the wall with the feet.

crawl kick click to hear

Movement in which the outstretched legs alternate in beating up and down.

breathing in click to hear

Action of drawing air into the lungs; to breathe in, the swimmer turns the head slightly, without lifting it.

flip turn click to hear

Movement for making a turn: the swimmer curls downward, pivots, then pushes from the wall with the feet.