Here’s a quick drill using the wall to help develop the feeling of a flowing breaststroke.
This is an old fine point for breaststroke, but it still needs to be reinforced frequently when teaching swimmers of all ages.
Here’s a quick option to help develop a good breaststroke kick, while at the same time, warming up the insides of the legs to avoid injury.
We’ve played with shadows in breaststroke before, but it’s never bad to revisit.
Teaching young swimmers to “finish the process” of each stroke of breaststroke is the beginning of a long journey of stroke building.
Keep your head down to avoid resistance and to get into a great gliding position on every stroke.
Here’s a quick trick you can try in practice to stay low and keep moving forward.
This is an old drill revisited due to a young swimmer posting a comment in the GoSwim app. “Tori” posted that she just learned she had “breaststroker’s knee” and was pretty unhappy about it.
This past week, I was reminded of a great hand-awareness drill from US Paralympic Resident Coach, Dave Denniston.
Obviously, this can also be a butterfly drill, but chances are you’ll feel the adjustments, or at least the ability to vary your timing more easily in breaststroke than in butterfly.