Time to Play! Backstroke

Kids learn by playing. The more you can make learning to swim fun for your kids, the more they’ll like it, the quicker they’ll learn, and the more fun you’ll have teaching them. You can use this game to make practicing the backstroke more fun.

The backstroke is my favorite stroke. I think it’s the most fun, even before you add any games to the mix. Take advantage of the position by having your kids sing while they practice. How loud can they sing? Sing along.

This is especially good for helping them to remember to keep their heads tilted slightly back and to aim for a smooth stroke, because dipping their heads or splashing too much with their arms will let water into their open mouths.