Thursday, August 2, 2012

Medley Relay

In the medley relay for swimming, there are four different swimming strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. And did you know that the medley relay is one of the most watched events in the olympics just like the 100m Sprints. :

The Aim for the medley relay event is to complete the four strokes in order to win. So you have to start off with the backstroke and swim the length of the pool which is 50 m. But there this is the part when they need a lot of stamina they they have to double the length and do it again. But when it's the next persons turn they have to touch the edge, there is a judge next to them if he sees them touch it then he tells the next person to jump in the pool.

The Equipment and the Swimwear that is used for the medley relay is very tight. They put Jons on which is a suit for swimming. they put on a cap as well to reduce drag and so nothing annoys when you are swimming

The skills that you need to know is that you need to know how to swim. Plus you need to know how to do the strokes that you are going to do when it's your turn. The strength that you need to have to have is A little bulky. You have to have stamina to last and go aster throughout the relay.

I think about this sport as an active sport because everybody gets a to have a turn at something. And my favourite stroke is the breaststroke but you always need to have a lot of stamina.

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