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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12 years girls: Ealish Corkhill - 50m back crawl 37.
However, they have difficulties with the back crawl, since their legs often float up into a jackknife position when they are on their backs.
In addition to front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke, what is the fourth common swimming stroke?
SARAH Carroll won gold in the 25 metres back crawl.
His haul came from wins in the 50, 100, and 200m back crawl and 200 and 400m medleys.
The youngster also bagged silvers in the 50m back crawl and men's relay.
Houston, one of the Daily Record Sporting Heroes, just failed to meet the qualifying times for the 100 and 200m back crawl - which means he will be sitting at home when the Melbourne Games kick off next year.