I went swimming yesterday for the first time since before the age of covid. Since a long time before, in fact. I recorded the workout in my fitness app. Yes, I’ve become one of those people! Anyway, like most things on my phone, it’s in Portuguese so I had to try and figure out what this lot meant. They’re not words I’ve ever needed before. So here’s the scoooooop:
- Natação =swimming
- Braçada =stroke. “estilo” and even “movimento” can be used instead.
- Costas =backstroke
- Bruços =breaststroke (aka “de peito”)
- Mariposa =butterfly – also called “borboleta” and “golfinho”
- Estilo Livre =crawl actually called “crawl” in Brasil and “crol” in portugal, and these seem to be more common names than “Estilo Livre” as far as I can see.