Grabbing the water early in the breaststroke kick is a big advantage when you want to swim faster. Making sure you do this with the least amount of resistance makes it even better.

Many young breaststrokers search for power rather than finesse when trying to go fast. Sometimes forcing them into a rate above what’s comfortable can help them keep the hands quick, and where they should be.

Here’s a remake of a drill we shot back in 2005. Even with many swimmers trying to get a shallower kick, for some, they’ve gone a bit too far in trying to reduce the resistance of the recovery, and now get nothing out of the kick at all… time to revisit.