= a difficult swimming-stroke to swim or impractical
 = means that this swimming-stroke never descripted clearly
 = the rating of the swimming-stroke (a rating of 8 is good to swim)
    PS: Swimming-strokes are derived based on their visual resemblance.





This swimming-stroke, which is also called the helicopter-stroke, looks like the long back-trudgeon. The arms are simultaneously brought in front of the body and then brought back again next to the body where both the leading arm and trailing make a full and a half pull-through. The legstroke is a scissor-kick which is made on both sides.

Combination : double and long.

The screw backstroke seen from above.


This swimming-stroke looks like the Screw backstroke (descripted as above) with the only difference that the legs do a crawl-kick.


This swimming-stroke has also the Screw backstroke as a base. The difference here are also the legs; they make two scissor-kicks and a single crawl-kick. Basically, it is a combination of the screw-backstroke and the screw-backcrawl regarding the legs.


It are mostly the little differences which do it. There are more variations which you can do with the legs :

  • Two scissor-kicks.
  • Two scissor-kicks followed by crawl-kicks.
  • A scissor-kick and a inverted scissor-kick.
  • A scissor-kick with craw-kicks and an inverted scissor-kick with crawl-kicks.

Note that with all variations of the Screw backstroke the arms always the same.


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