Breaststroke – Front Scull

Breaststroke - Front Scull

When National Team Member Brendan McHugh thinks about going FAST… he makes sure he focuses on the initial connection with the hands. Why do it: Front scull for breaststroke helps you find the angle that’s just right between the upper and lower arm to make that early catch. How to do it: 1 – Brendan.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Narrow to Wide Pull

Breaststroke - Narrow to Wide Pull

If you’re still searching for the ideal breaststroke pull, and most everyone should be, don’t be afraid to go to extremes. Why do it: Breaststroke continues to show us the most variations in successful styles. ┬áMake sure you’re exhausted all types when developing your individual technique. How to do it: 1 – Start with the.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Toe-Draw Recovery

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If you’re working on creating a clean breaststroke, sometimes you have to start at the end. Why do it: Cleaning up the recovery of the kick can help you to avoid resistance at the exact point there is the MOST resistance in swimming… the recovery of the breaststroke kick. How to do it: 1 -.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Flip Turns

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If you want to build a great long course breaststroke, but only swim in a short course pool, here’s a quick trick to give you a couple extra strokes for training. Why do it: We work so hard on our underwater pullouts, that if you only train short course, you may never take enough strokes.. Continue…