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The main four swimming strokes


What is on offer at SDSG?

Members can work towards the NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme.  Alongside, awards in the main four swimming strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and front crawl.


The four basic strokes are outlined below, with videos and links to the Swim England website for more information.  


In partnership with Roots of Yggdrasil we have also produced a Swim Skills themed exercise booklet, see below. 

Speak to a swim teacher during a swim session for more information. 

NYCC logo

Part of SDSG's Exercise and Swim Skills Re-engagement Project funded by North Yorkshire Country Council. 


Breaststroke picture

Breaststroke is the most popular swimming stroke of all.

Front Crawl

Freestyle logo

The front crawl (also often called the freestyle stroke) is the fastest of the competitive swimming strokes.



Backstroke logo

The backstroke is the only one of the four competitive strokes that is swum on the back.


Butterfly logo

The butterfly stroke is the second-fastest swimming stroke and is quite exhausting.

Swim Skills Exercises

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