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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9 years boys: Matthew Jackson - 100m Individual Medley 2.04.97 (3rd), 50m butterfly 1.01.62, 50m back crawl 59.45 (3rd) and 50m front crawl 52.55 (1st); Kieron Bennington - 50m back crawl 1.04.01 (6th), 50m front crawl 1.00.60 (6th) and 50m breaststroke (1st); Tom Ford - 50m front crawl 44.06 and 50m back crawl 57.67 (4th); Zac Inskster - 50m breaststroke 1.06.16 50, 50m front crawl 53.54 (2nd) and 50m back crawl 56.16 (1st).
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.
Reidy won the 12 years 200m and the 400m individual medley, while Brown achieved double glory with the 15-16 years 1500m freestyle and the 200m back crawl.
I've mastered do four different swimming strokes - front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly - which is rather important in this job.
Molly Nicholson was another multi-event winner in the girls' Under 10s, while Cathryn Powell made a splash in the Ladies Plunge and Ladies Championship and Chantelle Samuels took the honours in the 8 and 9 years breaststroke and back crawl with two awards.