How To Improve Your Breaststroke Technique 15th December 2015
Now you’ve sorted out your luxury pools, it’s time to work on improving your swimming technique. Here are a few tips for improving your breaststroke. Check back on the blog next week to find out how to make changes for the better where freestyle is concerned.
Make sure that your head faces forward in line with your body when you’re in the water. Shoulders, legs and hips should be as horizontal as possible, but remember that your leg kick should stay below the surface of the water. Keep your legs behind you, not below you, as your leg kick in breaststroke will make use of your core and abdomen muscles more than freestyle. Relax your neck and shoulders and look down as you swim so you don’t hurt your neck.
Moving your arms
Send your hands down and out and ensure that your elbows are high. Hands should sweep back towards the body, but don’t sweep your arms too wide. The majority of the propulsion in this stroke comes from the legs.
Keep your knees just over hip-width apart, facing down. Turn the feet out and keep them flexed, rather than loose. Do your best to bring your feet to your posterior rather than bringing your knees to your chest as you swim.
Don’t raise your head to breathe, just lift your shoulders so that your face comes out of the water.