Swimming Australia Teacher Unit 5 Exam "Swimming Strokes" by asctaACCREDITATION

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Unit 5 Exam - Swimming Strokes

The rule "can be swum on the front or back" applies to which stroke?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

The rule "hands must stay on or under the water" applies to which stroke?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

The rule "must be swum on the back except at the turn" applies to which stroke?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

The rule "both arms must recover over the surface of the water together" applies to which stroke?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

Sidestroke is an easy stroke to learn and should be one of the first strokes taught.

  • True
  • False

A learner needs to be able to tread water in order to swim.

  • True
  • False

Freestyle and Backstroke are often taught at the same time.

  • True
  • False

Butterfly can require lots of energy if not swum technically correct.

  • True
  • False

A common method utilised by teachers to improve technique is overcorrection.

  • True
  • False

It is easy to correct technique regardless of the amount of time the learner has swum incorrectly.

  • True
  • False

If swum correctly, which is the most energy efficient of the four competitive strokes?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

Which of the following sequences is in Individual Medley order?

  • Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly
  • Breaststroke, Backstroke Butterfly, Freestyle
  • Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle
  • Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle

Which is the fastest of all competitive strokes?

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly

The rules for Freestyle in an individual swim allow you to do Breaststroke kick.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following sequences is the order the skills are usually taught?

  • Arm stroking, breathing, gliding, kicking, timing
  • Kicking, arms stroking, breathing, gliding, timing
  • Gliding, kicking, arm stroking, breathing, timing
  • Breathing, arms stroking, kicking, gliding, timing

A swimmer's body position in the water is usually lower when they swim faster.

  • True
  • False

The function of kicking in Freestyle is...?

  • To propel the swimmer forwards
  • To counteract the body roll and raise the legs
  • To reduce resistance
  • To increase speed
  • All of the above

If a learner extends a kick board in front of them their legs will most likely...?

  • Sink
  • Float
  • Kick faster
  • Not change position

Bicycle kicking in Freestyle is often caused by...?

  • Incorrect kickboard positioning
  • The centre of gravity being too far away from the centre of Buoyancy
  • Both of the above
  • Neither of the above

Most breathing faults in Freestyle are caused by...?

  • Lifting the head
  • Rolling too far
  • Dog paddling
  • Mistiming the arm strokes

A swimmer bobbing up and down in Backstroke is most likely caused by...?

  • Mistiming the arm strokes
  • Moving their head too much
  • Placing their hands in the water too wide
  • Twisting their hand as it enters to the water

The hand enters the water in Backstroke with the shoulders flat.

  • True
  • False

The hand enters the water in Backstroke just wider than the shoulders.

  • True
  • False

The hand enters the water in Backstroke little finger first.

  • True
  • False

The hand enters the water in Backstroke as fast as possible.

  • True
  • False

The hand enters the water in Backstroke after a high arm recovery.

  • True
  • False

The hand enters the water in Backstroke with the shoulders rolling.

  • True
  • False

The kick in Backstroke should have the knees under the water.

  • True
  • False

The kick in Backstroke should have the toes just breaking the surface of the water.

  • True
  • False

The kick in Backstroke should be continuous and emanate from the hips.

  • True
  • False

The kick in Backstroke should have the legs always straight.

  • True
  • False

The body position for Backstroke should be as flat as possible.

  • True
  • False

The body position for Backstroke should rotate along a longitudinal axis.

  • True
  • False

The body position for Backstroke should have the chin pushed back to keep the legs up.

  • True
  • False

The body position for Backstroke should have the stomach pushing through the surface of the water.

  • True
  • False

When one arm is half way through the Backstroke recovery, the other arm should be...?

  • Straight
  • Half way through the pull
  • Entering the water
  • Exiting the water

The rules allow for a Backstroker to roll over to touch the wall at the end of a race.

  • True
  • False

The rules allow for a Backstroker to roll over onto their front to turn at the wall

  • True
  • False

In the Butterfly arm stroke, it is important that the hands rapidly accelerate...?

  • At the beginning of the pull
  • At the beginning of the push
  • As they pass the legs
  • As they recover over the water

The rules allow Butterfly to be swum with the feet apart.

  • True
  • False

The rules allow a Breaststroke kick to break the surface of the water.

  • True
  • False

The rules allow for a Breaststroker to kick (in the propulsive phase) with the top of the foot.

  • True
  • False

The rules allow a Breaststroke kick to have one foot higher than the other.

  • True
  • False

Ideally when swimming Breaststroke the arms should pull back no further than the...?

  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • An imaginary wall drawn down from the most protruding part of the swimmer

Are the arms or hands allowed out of the water when swimming Breaststroke?

  • Yes
  • No

It is a good idea to hold onto a Breaststroker's legs and physically manipulate the legs to encourage a correct kick.

  • True
  • False

How many Breaststroke arm strokes should be done for each kick?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

The most likely cause of a Breaststroker bobbing up and down is...?

  • Pulling back too far with their arms
  • Doing too big a kick
  • Doing too small an arm stroke
  • Moving their head too much