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ORLOVA
October 16th, 2014, 06:33 AM
What are the descriptions of the 5 basic swimming strokes?

sunruh
October 16th, 2014, 09:45 AM
well there are only 4.

Butterfly - 2 arms recover and pull in sync as both legs kick in sync while on your breast (ie tummy)
Backstroke - each arm pulls and recovers seperately as each leg kicks seperately on your back
Breaststroke - like a frog on your breast
Freestyle - backstroke on your breast

that was the very simple version:

http://www.usms.org/rules/?utm_campaign=top_nav&utm_medium=for_volunteers

get Part 1
read Article 101

knelson
October 16th, 2014, 10:11 AM
Backstroke - each arm pulls and recovers seperately as each leg kicks seperately on your back

That's how nearly everyone (competitively) swims backstroke, but if you look at the rules the only requirement is you be on your back. You could use a double-arm recovery if you wanted. You could use a frog kick, etc.

And the OP mentioned five strokes. Perhaps the "fifth" is individual medley (IM). An IM race is one where all four strokes are swum in succession.

Rob Copeland
October 16th, 2014, 11:07 AM
And the OP mentioned five strokes. Perhaps the "fifth" is individual medley (IM). An IM race is one where all four strokes are swum in succession.Maybe the 5th stroke is Open Water Swimming…

Or it could be one of the Red Cross 6 strokes: Front Crawl (Freestyle), Back Crawl (Backstroke), Breaststroke, Butterfly, Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke

Allen Stark
October 16th, 2014, 12:25 PM
I believe it is Eddie Reese,coach at Texas,who refers to underwater dolphin kick (done for up to 15M off the start and turns in fly,back and free) as the 5th stroke.

sunruh
October 16th, 2014, 02:10 PM
i am shocked, but my source from downtown agrees with you Allen.

ande
October 16th, 2014, 04:56 PM
What are the descriptions of the 5 basic swimming strokes?

my concern with your generic / easy to google question in combination with the "Indian Hair Supplier" link
is you might not be a swimmer and you just started this thread so visitors might click on the link.



http://www.usms.org/rules/part1.pdf

freestyle
breastroke
backstroke
butterfly &
side stroke?

Debugger
October 17th, 2014, 05:32 AM
Another possibility for the 5th stroke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KieESl3xxnA

DeniseMW
October 17th, 2014, 09:06 AM
Funny, no one talks about the side stroke, which I find very relaxing.

fatboy
October 17th, 2014, 12:58 PM
According to Livestrong the 5 styles are front crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and sidestroke - if ya can't trust Lance who can ya trust :)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/430964-5-types-of-swimming-styles/

What about the trudgeon? No one has mentioned that...

Swimosaur
October 18th, 2014, 09:56 AM
Here's a try ...

The Combat Swim Stroke (CSS). Also known as the Combat Sidestroke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_sidestroke), or Combat Swimmer Stroke. It's a funky kind of sidestroke they apparently require Navy Seals to learn.


The Combat Swimmer Stroke is a relaxing and very efficient swim stroke that is an updated version of the traditional sidestroke. The CSS is a mix of sidestroke, freestyle and breaststroke. The combat side stroke allows the swimmer to swim more efficiently and reduce the body's profile in the water in order to be less likely to be seen during combat operations if surface swimming is required.

Apparently there's a requirement to be able to do 500 yards in 12:30 or less. I run into guys training this every so often.

Instructional vid. There's a pretty good underwater sequence beginning at about :45

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This guy does his whole 500 in 6:45. Not a bad time!

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orca1946
October 18th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Maybe add " allowed in competition sanctioned swimming" to limit the 4 strokes. In the IM the last must be "crawl= freestyle"

Allen Stark
October 18th, 2014, 02:34 PM
Maybe add " allowed in competition sanctioned swimming" to limit the 4 strokes. In the IM the last must be "crawl= freestyle"

Actually it doesn't have to be crawl.It just has to be a different stroke than the first 3(not fly,BK or BR.) It could be flutterbutter(fly with flutter kick) or sidestroke,etc.

Michael Heather
October 20th, 2014, 07:37 PM
You people are having your own conversation. Orlova is a hacker or robot. Notice they never respond, and all of their initial posts are very generic. I am an administrator on another forum and this is not a good sign. They are testing our defenses to find weaknesses.

Chris Stevenson
October 21st, 2014, 06:02 PM
Another possibility for the 5th stroke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KieESl3xxnA

:applaud:

Best video post on the forums in a while. Talk about starting off with a bang, that cracked me up.

It also raises possibilities for extending water polo (using firearms) and synchro swimming (with swords). And don't forget using a rope to work on your under waters (while tied up)!