backstroke

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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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The aim of this study was to characterize the backstroke swimming technique through the stroke parameters (speed, SR, SL and SI) and the inter-arm coordination (IdC) in young swimmers performing at very high intensity.
The aim of this study was to characterize the backstroke swimming technique, in young swimmers, performing at very high intensity (using stroking and coordinative parameters) regarding maturation status and gender.
The period of the backstroke swimming can be subdivided into two phases, namely an aerial and an underwater one.
The testing procedures required two 25-m backstroke swimming trials for each swimmer performed in the same day.