HERE ARE 5 SWIMMING STROKES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:
1. Front Crawl
This stroke is also known as 'Freestyle'. It gives maximum speed with minimum effort. It has three parts: the flutter kick, the rotating arm stroke, and rhythmic breathing.
The breaststroke is known to be the slowest competitive swimming stroke. The body is forced into an inclined position from a horizontal position to do the movement. Frog-like kicks and simultaneous hand movement inside the water helps the body glide through the water.
Sidestroke is one of the oldest types of swimming stroke. It is an important stroke to learn for safety reasons as this is commonly used by lifeguards when they rescue someone.
4. Butterfly Stroke
The butterfly is an advanced swimming stroke as it can be difficult and tiring to learn. In this stroke, the body executes wave-like movements, moving chest and hip up and down the water surface.
Backstroke requires similar movements to the front crawl, except for one major difference: the back faces down - the head is in a neutral position facing up.