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Swimming Techniques

The common swimming strokes and techniques in Singapore includes the Front crawl (freestyle), Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly swimming techniques.


Front crawl (Freestyle)

Front crawl is the fastest stroke. The style is a combination of windmill like arm movements with flapping leg movements.

During competition, the swimmer dives into the pool from square slightly inclined blocks. At the finish the swimmer must touch a plaque on the wall with one hand. Learn more about the Front crawl (Free style) swimming technique.


Backstroke

Starting from the water, windmill arm movements and flapping leg movements floating on the back.

During competition, the backstroke the swimmer starts in the water clinging to handles on the side of the pool before pushing off with the legs. At the finish, the swimmer must touch a plaque on the wall with one hand.


Breaststroke

Simultaneous arm and leg movements. The arms are pushed outwards and forward from the chest while the legs perform a scissor movement.

During competition, the swimmer dives into the pool from square slightly inclined blocks. At the finish the swimmer must touch a plaque on the wall with both hands.


Butterfly

Both arms move in simultaneous cartwheel movements while the legs kept together are flapped in a dolphin like fashion.

During competition, the swimmer dives into the pool from square slightly inclined blocks. At the finish the swimmer must touch the wall with both hands simultaneously.