backstroker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

backstroke +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

backstroker ‎(plural backstrokers)

  1. A swimmer who uses the style backstroke
    • 1998 August 28, Ted Kleine, “Pool Hustler”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      I swam differently from the other backstrokers," he says. "
    • 2008 July 13, Karen Crouse, “Wooed by Netherlands, a Swimmer Stays for the Challenge”, in New York Times[2]:
      Matt Grevers was struggling to keep his head above water in a deep pool of backstrokers when a coach from the Netherlands offered him a preserver.

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