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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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Liam Tancock is a consistent world-class performer while fellow backstroker James Goddard was one of the top Britons at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Stefanec, one of the state's premier backstrokers, cruised to victory in 59.
Backstrokers navigate by the stars in the morning and by swaying trees when they can see them.
Speaking from the warmer climes of Mexico, where he was attending a high altitude training camp with Lee and some of the country's most talented swimmers, Houston said: 'I watched the guy onTV winning his gold and he's one of the world's greatest ever backstrokers.
But every time I swam, I was beaten out of sight because the three best backstrokers in the world were in all the college meets.
Backstrokers Sarah Price and Katy Sexton both reached the semi-finals of the 100m event later today.
Eighteen highly trained (35 [+ or -] 10 km/week) backstrokers were analyzed, including 9 (5 males and 4 females) 50-m distance swimmers (50-m DS) and 9 (5 males and 4 females) 200-m distance swimmers (200-m DS), specialized in their preferred distance event for a minimum of 2 years.
Proud, 21, from Chester-le-Street, believes England's trio of world-class backstrokers could be heading for a repeat of the medal clean sweep in the same event in Manchester eight years ago.
I finals Friday, Stefanec demonstrated that she could be one of the best backstrokers in the country the next three years.
The freestylers, backstrokers, and butterflyers may have to make adjustments in their breaststroke (in the breathing pattern and arm pull) as they prepare for the IM.