swimming stroke

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Noun1.swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forwardswimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
stroke - any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
Australian crawl, front crawl, 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 stroke, butterfly - 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
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
treading water - a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms
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