Backstroke

FAULTCORRECTION
Bending too much at hips ('sitting in the water')1. Learn body position first.
2. Practice kicking drills, and then add the arms.
3. Keep hips near surface.
4. Head back, ears on or under surface.
Knees coming out of water1. Revise kicking drills.
2. Rub big toes together.
3. Kick holding board over knees.
Under-reaching and over-reaching (the latter under causes hip sway)1. Lead recovery with little finger.
2. Brush ear with arm.
3. Allow some body roll.
4. Practice one arm drills.
Bent arm during recovery1. Lead recovery with little finger.
2. Brush ear with arm.
3. Practice one arm drills.
4. Arms only - hold board between knees.
Hand falls back and elbow leads during the pull1. Feel pressure on palm of hand (get hold of water with your hand).
2. Apply pressure to palm of hand during land drill.
Failure to swim in a straight line1. Check for deeper pull on one side.
2. Practice one arm drills.
3. Head may be too far back.
4. Open eyes and align with marker (block, post) at end of lane.
Head movement1. Imagine object balance on forehead.