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backstroke

1. Swimming
a. a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm and flipper movements of the feet
b. (as modifier): the backstroke champion
2. Chiefly US a backhanded stroke
3. Bell-ringing the upward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings back and forth
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A few hours spent practicing casting on the back stroke will pay huge dividends down the line, especially if you fish from a boat.
I swam for my home town of Morley then eventually for Leeds so it was a big achievement for me at the time winning lots of medals for the 100metre back stroke and for the relay team," she said.
The mechanical feed design also features easily accessible micro adjustments for the forward and back stroke, allowing for precise and repeatable terminal location in the crimp area.
Phoebe's visit was timed to coincide with time trials for the squad with Phoebe and fellow squad swimmer, Paul Robinson, providing demonstrations in all four strokes including Phoebe's favourite, back stroke, for which she won bronze in the 200m race at the Youth Championships.
Shirley won the 200-yard free and 100 back stroke, and Shattuck Smallwood won the 50 free and 100 breast stroke.
None more so than from Hayley Langton, who landed no fewer four titles in the girl's Under 12 to 16 section at back stroke, butterfly, front c rawl and t h e j u n i o r g i r l s ' championship, and a second place just for good measure in the breaststroke.
After recent injuries Alice Sharp, 15, was back on top form winning a silver medal in the 50m freestyle, a bronze in the 100m freestyle and a fifth place medal in the 50m back stroke.
SCOTTISH back stroke specialist Liam Tancock won gold in the 200m individual medley on the final day of the Japan International Open.
Matthew won gold in back stroke, silver in front crawl and bronze in breast stroke.
Lesley Wilde, 45,head coach at Holywell Swimming Club broke the 45 to 49 year age group world record for the 200m back stroke and the European for the 400m individual medley at the Welsh Masters Championships.
The 16-year-old from Eastern Green picked up a silver medal in the 50m back stroke, a bronze in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle at the National Cerebral Palsy Sports England Swimming Gala.
Weber placed eighth in the 200 back stroke (2 minutes, 9.