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Four basic categories are recognized by the International Amateur Swimming Federation (FINA): the breaststroke, the butterfly, the backstroke and freestyle (the crawl).
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backstroke click to hear : backstroke

Stroke characterized by an alternating rotation of the arms toward the back; the outstretched legs make an alternating beating movement at the same time.

flip turn click to hear : flip turn

Movement for making a turn; the swimmer arrives in the dorsal position, pivots, then pushes from the wall with the feet.

backstroke start click to hear : backstroke start

Movement by which the swimmer starts from within the pool; at the signal, the swimmer lets go of the starting grip and then pushes from the wall with the feet.