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Backstroke is a swimming discipline a swimming stroke. see SWIMMING activity number 592.
In backstroke competitors must swim on their backs throughout the race. they are permitted to use a somersault turn at the ends of the pool. A backstroke race is started with swimmers lined up in the water, faceing the edge of the pool, they may grip the pool edge or rail but their feet must be on the wall under the water. Backstroke is the only swimming stroke where the swimmer starts in the water. For this reason backstroke is always the first discipline in any medley event.
Swimming 592, Butterfly stroke 594, Breaststroke 593, Syncronised Swimming 596, Front Crawl 718, Freestyle 595, Swimming S W D 723.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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