Sighting backstroke

Modifying traditional backstroke for ocean swimming allows you to observe the wave zone for extended periods of time while still maintaining speed and momentum.

In this lesson you will learn how to perform sighting backstroke and why it’s an important technique for swimming back through the wave zone to shore.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise when to use the sighting backstroke technique
  • Perform the sighting backstroke technique

This post was written by Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.