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6-Kick Extended Balance helps you develop good backstroke timing. Start by kicking on your back, with one arm extended and one arm at your side, and with the body tilted slightly.

After about 6 kicks, lift the bottom hand…and switch to Extended Balance on your other side. Hold this position for several kicks, then lift the bottom hand and switch to Extended Balance on your original side.

As you initiate the lift of the bottom hand, stay long and horizontal with the extended arm. Then start to push water toward your feet with the extended arm, until you end up in Extended Balance on the other side.

As you switch from one side to the other, keep the head and eyes stable and steady. Let the body rotate…but not the head and eyes. Maintain a steady, consistent kick throughout each rotation