Oklahoma high school eight-time state champion Eastman Holloway admits the backstroke is his hardest stroke.
"Basically, at the end of a 200-meter backstroke, I usually, my legs are numb and my abs are killing me," said Holloway.
It's a rough race, and what I didn't realize is that there is more to it than just lying on your back.
"When you are doing backstroke, you want to keep your head straight, and your body position, and you want to rotate your body not with your head," said Holloway. "So your head should be straight. I have trouble with it. when your arms are going up you want to follow your hand and rotate with your pinky in first and keep your abs up."