What are the 4 competitive swimming strokes?
Freestyle /(Front Crawl): This is an alternating over arm stroke using the flutter kick. The face is in the water and breathing is done by turning the head to the side every 2 strokes (traditional) or 3 strokes (bilateral). Freestyle is the most efficient stroke for speed and distance. Backstroke (Back Crawl): Same arm motion and kick as Freestyle but done on the back. Breaststroke: This is a one of the resting or survival strokes. It is done on the front with the arms working together in a circular sculling motion, raising the head forward to breath. The kick is also done in a circular motion simulating a frog (frog kick). Butterfly: A competitive stroke where the arms simultaneously more in a keyhole shape with and over water recovery. The kick is the Dolphin kick.