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1. A swimming stroke in which a person lies face down in the water, extends the arms in front of the head, pulls the arms back under the surface of the water, and then performs a frog kick.
2. A race or a leg of a race in which this stroke is swum.

breast′stroke′ v.
breast′strok′er n.


a person who swims breaststroke
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breaststroker - someone who swims the breaststrokebreaststroker - someone who swims the breaststroke  
swimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets; "he was an Olympic swimmer"
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Katherine is a solid breaststroker and will be a force in our relays at sectionals and states,'' Bergemann said.
The Russian contingent is also star-studded, with world champion breaststroker Yulia Yefimova and Olympic and World Championship medallist Vladimir Morozov leading the team.
Van der Burgh, who admitted he had robbed Aussie breaststroker Christian Sprenger of a gold medal by using illegal dolphin kicks in the Olympic final, partied at the Aussie athletes' party hotspot The Last Lap in Soho, where he had a '2012-pound cocktail laced with gold leaf'.
Evans joins several other leading American swimmers as part of the Arena team, including Olympic and world champion breaststroker, Rebecca Soni, recently retired Olympic and world champion backstroker, Aaron Peirsol, and Olympic breaststroker, Eric Shanteau.
Victoria Hall (City of Newcastle) established herself as the fastest female breaststroker in the pool when she won the 13 years' 100m race in 1:15.
I spoke to a 200m breaststroker for whom it meant so much to compete in Beijing that he had postponed treatment for testicular cancer until the Games were over.
In working on the breaststroke, it should be understood that not everyone can become a top breaststroker.
Michael is just a phenomenon, like a mutant or something," said American breaststroker Tara Kirk.
Sweetenham's esprit de l'escalier was to dub the 100m and 200m breaststroker, who has gloriously failed at recent Olympics, as "second rate".
I hold the Irish record in all my events so I think I would maybe be more frustrated if I wasn't a breaststroker.
There are another two short-course world champions and several up-and-coming names, including young Queensland breaststroker Leisel Jones.
Coach Steve Brown of the Sarasota Family YMCA Sharks says Annie Babicz was "the fastest 12-year-old breaststroker in America" last year.