Tag: backstroke

Nik Haynes Going About It All Backwards

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nik Haynes is a former American collegiate swimmer who set school records at Towson University in Maryland in backstroke. "My goal is to become the fastest and third person* in history to swim backstroke across the English Channel while raising money for WaterAid to help millions of people in the developing

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When Boredom Reigns

Usually when a group of masters swimmers gather in a pool without a coach, they can come up with a few good training sets that matches the desires and needs of everyone in the group. Usually an alpha dog proposes a tough set and then the rest of the swimmer negotiate the intervals, distances, and strokes that are mutually agreeable by everyone. When the

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Burning Calories Doing Different Strokes

According to the Swimming Calculator by Endless Pools, if you swim at a 1:30 pace per 100 yards, you will burn these approximate amount of calories: Butterfly - 302 calories per 1000 yards Backstroke - 270 calories per 1000 yards Breaststroke - 260 calories per 1000 yards Freestyle - 250 calories per 1000 yards Click the Swimming Calculator here for more

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Working On The Four Major Muscle Groups

This morning, the Open Water Swim Club decided to do a whole lotta butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. The main set was a total of 2,800 yards, but the intervals were set so there was no more than 5 seconds rest between swim. 8 x 50 with every other 50 stroke: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle 8 x 100 with every other 100

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Backstroke Swim Rules In The Open Water

With swimmers from Africa and Europe to the Americas, Oceania and Asia doing more and more non-freestyle swims in the open water, the issue of how to define butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke in the open water has been a topic in the global open water swimming community for some time.* The World Open Water Swimming Association developed an initial set

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