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Swimming is a sport widely practices all over the world. It can be done as a competitive sport, for general exercise or as a fun activity to relax.
Swimming was not widely practiced until the early 19th century, when the National Swimming Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. Most early swimmers used the breaststroke, or a form of it. (Olympic Movent.2013.)
Swimming is classified into four different strokes namely freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. The most common stroke is freestyle also known as crawl. This stroke was the first stroke mankind use in the 19th century when swimming was invented. Injuries are also less with this stroke as movement is not so extensive. (Olympic Movent.2013.)
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The body must be as straight as possible, as any lateral movements will slow it down. Breathing also holds importance, so timimg the breaths taken between strokes in important. (Jeremi Davidson,2003 )
1.2 Backstroke
The backstroke has many similarities to the freestyle, except that you float on your back. The strokes will begin by floating in the water with your lungs on the surface, but the rest of your body beneath the water. Keep the body horizontal as it move through the water, which will be achieve through leg kicks. The stroke will involve pulling the water beneath you, which will propel the body through the water. (Jeremi Davidson,2003 )
1.3 Butterfly
With butterfly stroke to bring both arms over the head at the same time and push them into the water to propel yourself. The butterfly stroke uses a dolphin-style kick, which means that the legs will stay straight and together as you kick them through the water. When using the butterfly stroke, remember to stabilize the body with the core muscles and create a rhythm between the underwater and above-water portions of the stroke.
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