Definition of backstroke
: a swimming stroke executed on the back and usually consisting of alternating circular arm pulls and a flutter kick
backstrokerplay \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun
Examples of backstroke in a Sentence
She got into the pool and began to do the backstroke.
She won the 50-meter backstroke.
Recent Examples of backstroke from the Web
The four-time Olympic gold medalist rebounded from a crushing 2016 Olympic trials to reclaim his spot on the U.S. team with a win in the 100 backstroke.
Emma Chard (400-meter freestyle) and Ally Kleinsorgen (100-meter backstroke) clocked career bests in their events at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships on Friday.
Walker, who helped Lyons win its second straight IHSA boys swimming championship in February, advanced to the meet by logging a 1:45.1 in the 200-yard backstroke in the qualifier Illinois Senior Championships in early March at Illinois-Chicago.
Individually, Grafton swimmer Autumn Haebig closed her prep career with 14 state titles and set Division 2 records in the 100-yard backstroke and 500 freestyle in the fall.
This year, Gliese earned the gold in 2:02.43 and took silver in the 100 backstroke.
Allie Lane, 22.86 Boys 11-12 50 Yard Backstroke2. Eagan Dennett, 41.08 3.
Abraham Manear, 55, of Birmingham, won bronze in the men's 55-59 50-yard backstroke in 32 second.
Catholic Headed to Nebraska, Pentlarge was a double individual winner at the San Diego Section championships, repeating in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming 50.12, and capturing the 100 backstroke in 56.01.
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First Known Use of backstroke
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Definition of backstroke for English Language Learners
: a way of swimming in which a person floats in the water facing upward while kicking the legs and rotating the arms; also : a race in which the swimmers do the backstroke
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