Backstroke – The funny thing about backstroke is that you are
hardly ever on your back! You should be spending most of your time on your side.
The main points to focus on are making sure the hands enter the water at
shoulder width and little finger first and the hand drives fairly deep to catch
the water. As the right hand enters the water the swimmer should rotate onto
their right hand side to allow a deeper and stronger pull, but their head
should always stay still and eyes should be looking straight up.
Keeping a high body position in the water is just as important as the body roll – both these things can only be achieved if you maintain good posture and drive the stroke with your legs.