When most people swim breaststroke, they focus on a big, strong, powerful pull. There may be another way.
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.
Here’s a great way to add a new dimension to an old drill. Two-down, one-up breaststroke drill with fins!
When doing drills, it’s important to understand how all the pieces fit together to get the most out of every drill.
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.
NCAA Champion from Louisville, Carlos Almeida, shares some very cool breaststroke techniques with us.
When working with young (or older) swimmers, reaching full extension in breaststroke is sometimes a challenge.
Here’s a quick example of what we shot yesterday with Jessica Hardy.
This isn’t really a drill…just something that happened this morning during a lesson.