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noun - The sidestroke is a swimming stroke, so named because the swimmer lies on one's side with asymmetric arm and leg motion and using a scissor kick.


The sidestroke enables increased endurance for some individuals because, instead of working both arms and legs simultaneously in the same way, the side stroke uses them simultaneously but differently. A swimmer tired of exercising one side can turn over and use the other, the change of action helping the limbs to recover.

Some individuals find it difficult to swim breaststroke with the head above the water or other swimming strokes like freestyle, backstroke or butterfly.

Swimming Bear Lake Sidestroke

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