a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her straight back It is usually performed with backward going circular arm shots and a flutter kick
- swim using one's back
- a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his / her right back
1670s, "counter-punch," from right back (adj.) + stroke (letter.). From 1876 in swimming, from right back (n.).
approach to swimming when the swimmer lies on their as well as propels themselves ahead by utilizing a windmill maneuver using the hands, whilst the feet perform a flutter kick. It is the only swing by which competitors begin in the water. This stroke may be the third-fastest associated with the four racing designs. (sport: Swimming)
She rolled over and smoothly converted to a backstroke in the opposite direction.