swimming stroke

Definitions of swimming stroke
  1. noun
    a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
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    Australian crawl, crawl, front crawl
    a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    dog paddle
    an elementary swimming stroke imitating a swimming dog
    sidestroke
    a swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick
    butterfly, butterfly stroke
    a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    breaststroke
    a swimming stroke; the arms are extended together in front of the head and swept back on either side accompanied by a frog kick
    backstroke
    a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
    treading water
    a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms
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    stroke
    any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
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