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Aquatics: Breaststroke Breakdown

Breaststroke; Are You Doing it Right?

One of the hardest swimming strokes to master is not what you would think. You might believe it’s the butterfly because of the complex movements, or maybe even front crawl with breathing and going in a straight line!  But no, breast stroke has always proven to be one of the more difficult strokes to learn and to teach.  Timing is everything when it comes to doing this stroke properly and many have argued about what the proper timing is.  Today I am going to break down the timing and motions used in breaststroke.

Four words to remember, Pull-Breathe-Kick -Glide.  This is the sequence of events that happen when you use the proper timing for Breaststroke.  Below is picture to show a breakdown of breaststroke.