Is breaststroke swimming technique something you have always wanted to learn? Maybe you can swim it but feel your stroke could do with some improvement?
Well, look no further! I have taken breaststroke technique and broken it down into its separate parts to make it clear to see what each part of your body should be doing.
Breaststroke is the slowest and most inefficient swimming stroke, which can make it all the more frustrating when it is not quite right.
By breaking it down into separate parts, I have made it clearer and simpler to discover where you need to make some improvements.
For some specific exercises that focus on each part of the stroke, click here.
1. The stroke begins with the body in a stretched out, horizontal position with the face in the water.
2. The upper body lifts as the arms pull and the head lifts to breathe.
3. Breaststroke leg kick takes place under the water and begins with the legs in an extended position with feet together.
4. The knees bend to bring the heels towards the butt and the feet flex into an outward turned position at the same time.
5. With the feet now turned outwards, they accelerate in a curved pathway, with the soles of the feet exposed to the water to provide propulsion.
6. The feet then snap together and the legs finish together to form a streamlined shape.
7. The arms begin extended out front with palms facing downwards.
8. The arms then pull in a circular movement, outwards and downwards, followed by a movement inwards and forwards.
9. The hands finish together with arms fully extended and elbows tucked in to maintain a streamlined shape.
10. Breathing inwards takes place every time the arms pull back to allow the body to lift and the head to rise.
11. Breathing outwards occurs as the legs kick back and the arms extend forwards - think 'blow your hands forwards'.
12. The coordination of the stroke can be broken down into a repeated pattern of 'pull, breathe, kick, glide'.
If you are serious about improving your breaststroke swimming technique, then grab a copy of my book 'How To Swim Breaststroke'.
'How To Swim Breaststroke' contains simple exercises and clear illustrations to help you get the most out of each part of the technique.
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