from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person swimming using the breaststroke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who swims the breaststroke


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

breaststroke +‎ -er


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word breaststroker.


  • The 24-year-old breaststroker underwent the operation at Emory University Hospital, said his agent, Evan Morgenstein.

    Olympian Shanteau undergoes cancer surgery

  • Led by sprinter Libby Trickett and breaststroker Leisel Jones, the Australian women could, like the U.S. men, post 1-2 finishes and be a force in the relays.

    Highs, lows for Team USA at swimming, track and field trials

  • These three are a bunch of show-offs, so any mere breaststroker will quickly find themselves sinking.

    Car review: Citroën DS3

  • Within barely an hour of the first gun, a world record had fallen to a Belgian breaststroker.

    Georgia On Our Minds

  • There's a saying among swim coaches, "If the kid can't swim, make him a breaststroker."

    Instead of Doing My Lesson Plan, I Idly Toondoo

  • Australia was disqualified in qualifying for an exchange violation between its first and second legs — from backstroker Joshua Watson to breaststroker Jim Piper. - Phelps finishes with another world record

  • NEW BEGINNINGS The first semester of the 1993/94 season saw one of the Swedes return home, the other injure his knee and the third male swimmer fall ill, which meant that I ended up being Jan's only breaststroker - a blessing in disguise as it allowed us the time to build that all-important swimmer-coach relationship.

    An Autobiography

  • His early attitude was based on the behaviour of the late Canadian breaststroker Victor Davis.

    An Autobiography

  • Sarah's victory over me at a local pre-Olympic race was the catalyst for the media to declare she had taken over the mantle as South Africa's premier female breaststroker.

    An Autobiography

  • I went to Kenneth Cawood, the men's breaststroker in the squad and asked him what "drill" meant.

    An Autobiography


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.