To Be Separated Or Not To Be Separated

At the 2013 FINA Congress in Barcelona, FINA adopted rules that required the swimmer's hands to be separated at the finish touch in both breaststroke and butterfly. Since the word "separated" is subject to interpretation, [...]

A Medley of Choices For Open Water Swimmers

While there are a select few who swim butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke in the open water, the vast majority of open water swimmers focus on freestyle, both in competition and training. But the Open Water [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

Breaststroke 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 [...]

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 [...]

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