Once your child is confident with performing ‘pat the dog’, then backstroke arms can be introduced.
Just like freestyle arms we simplify the stroke when first teaching it and usr a technique called single-arm backstroke.
Just like catch up freestyle, single-arm backstroke makes it easy for a child to understand and perform the skill they are being asked.
If they find this easy, then simply move to traditional (Olympic) backstroke.
Four easy steps
1. Standing single arem
2. Single arm drills
3. Standing Olympic backstroke
4. Olympic backstroke
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