Floating backstroke technique.
Today we will focus on backstroke.
If you are not comfortable swimming backstroke it may be because you feel uneasy about water getting in your ears and in your nose.
To feel more relaxed try this:
Put your swim cap covering your ears, it won’t exactly prevent the water from coming in, but it will make it more difficult.
Then put your feet or toes on the wall or the lane line and breathe deeply and hold it.
Put your arms by your side and move them gently.
To find the correct position of your spine and head try bending in a hollow position and see how it is more difficult to float like this:
Then do the opposite by arching your back and see how your head sinks:
Don’t forget to blow bubbles if this happens or use a nose clip.
Then just relax and float as your body gets used to the neutral position of your head and spine.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comment section!
See you next time!
By Emiliano Mora
Last updated Jan. 4, 2023