Are you looking for perfect breaststroke technique? A well executed breaststroke timing sequence is key to achieving a smooth and efficient swimming stroke. Breaststroke timing and coordination is a continuous alternating action, where one propulsive phase takes over as one ends. Incorrect timing will make good leg kick and arm techniques cancel each other out and render them ineffective. A good way of practicing the timing sequence is to perform it in slow motion. Forget trying to cover any distance at first and just practice each part, one at time.
ARMS: Breaststroke arms are tight little circles, and your hands should never leave your sight. Think about bending your leg from the knees down and bring your heels up to try and kick your bottom. Sweep your legs around quickly and snap your ankles together as you finish your kick. Stay as low as possible to conserve energy. Everything finishes in a near-streamline position for the glide. POWER: You should take a big strong pull with a quick breath, and then a snappy kick that helps your hands shoot forward into a nice pointy glide. Official Rules for Breaststroke.
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Learning all the main swimming strokes comes after you have mastered the basic skills of swimming. But the strokes can take a lifetime to master. If you feel you have reached a point with breaststroke where you are ready to develop then we have collated some tips for you below.