What type of leg kick is used for freestyle and backstroke?
The flutter kick is a simple and efficient kick used in the front crawl/freestyle stroke, but also in the backstroke. Both legs are kept parallel, fairly straight, and quickly flutter up and down with toes pointed.
What type of leg movement do you use for the backstroke?
The leg movement in backstroke is similar to the flutter kick in front crawl. The kick makes a large contribution to the forward speed, while significantly stabilizing the body. The leg stroke alternates, with one leg sinking down straight to about 30 degrees.
Does backstroke use whip kick?
Elementary backstroke uses whip kick and synchronous arm movements to propel the swimmer through water. We will learn the arm movements here.
How many kicks are used in the main swimming strokes?
One kick per arm or two kicks per cycle. This style is often used in training. Catch up stroke: A variation of the front crawl where one arm always rests at the front while the other arm performs one cycle.
What is a breaststroke kick?
: the leg action used in swimming the breaststroke in which the feet, moving in a horizontal plane, are drawn toward the hips and then thrust sideward and backward. — called also whip kick.
When can the butterfly kick be used in backstroke?
The rule states, “After the start and each turn, at any point prior to the first breaststroke kick a single butterfly kick is permitted.” The rule is very clear that the swimmer is only allowed one downward butterfly kick after the start and each turn.