A common swim stroke is that of the backstroke. The backstroke is one of the only swimming strokes that can be performed on the back of the swimmer with them able to breath.
Here is a look at how to perform this swimming backstroke should you wish to learn it.
Step 1. The swimming backstroke is started with the swimmer on their backs. The head will be in a relaxed state and in line with the spine. You will be looking to the sky with the water at your ears.
Step 2. Your legs will need to be straight and with your toes pointed as much as they can go. Start to kick your legs up and downwards. You will alternate between one leg and the other. Try to make as little splash as possible as this will allow you to help keep the water level smooth.
Step 3. You will move one arm up and move the body in a 65 degree rotation with the arms and the hips under the water. You will still be floating and moving in the water.
Step 4. Move your arm above your head and put it at a 45 degree angle to the body. Move your arm towards your feet so that you can move it through the water.
Step 5. You will also move your body so that it is facing the bottom of the pool. This will cause your body to appear flat and will move across the water with a propelled motion.