Dog paddle

Dog paddle is a style typically practiced by people just for fun, even when they are not good swimmers. Unlike all other swimming styles (breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, crawl), this style is not regulated by FINA (the International Swimming Association). Dog paddle is greatly intuitive, as it mimics the swimming movements of most mammals.

How to swim in dog paddle stroke:

Head is above water, with arms and legs constantly making circular movements.

It is common among people who try swimming for the first time but they haven’t got the slightest idea of any swimming techniques. Dog paddle is instinctive. Babies swim in a similar manner. If a person who’s never swum before has to overcome some distance swimming, they are most likely to do it in dog paddle.

This swimming style is practiced by codgers, jolly fellows, and open-hearted people.

If you’d like to learn more about other swimming strokes, please click on the respective links below: crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly.

All swimming lessons take part after booking in advance on +359 886 27 29 28 – Svetlomir Vidulov.