swimming style in which one swims on one's back

Backstroke is a form of swimming stroke where a person lies on his or her back.[1] The first backstroke competition at the Olympics was at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lohn, John (2010). Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming. Scarecrow Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-8108-6775-8.