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Swim Breaststroke Fast

Breaststroke has little relationship to freestyle, backstroke or butterfly.  In breaststroke, the limbs work simultaneously and symmetrically, not alternately like the other three competitive strokes.  Unlike the other strokes, there is also no above water recovery of the arms.

To swim breaststroke efficiently and fast swimmers must firstly use correct technique.

  • Correct breaststroke technique includes:
  • starting each stroke in the correct body position,
  • ensuring the swimmer uses the correct arm stroke pattern,
  • ensuring the swimmer uses the correct leg kick pattern,
  • developing correct timing of the arms and legs in relation to each other
  • developing correct timing of the breathing in relation to the arm pull and leg kick

Breaststroke Questions

How to Improve Your Breaststroke Turns

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am wanting some advice on turns as my 11 year old son has good times but his turns are slow for his breaststroke & freestyle. What can he do to improve his timing into and out of the turn. Thanks heaps, Ruth ANSWER: Hi Ruth, Breaststroke turns can be quite difficult […]

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Breaststroke – Correct Arm Recovery

Gary Barclay explains the correct way to recover your arms in the breaststroke pull. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay and we’re going to have a look at one of the major problems in breaststroke, and that is the arm recovery causing too much resistance. Now I’m sure we all know what resistance is. Resistance is when […]

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Breaststroke – Correct Leg Recovery

Gary Barclay talks about corrent leg recovery in breaststroke and how an incorrect recovery will cause alot of drag. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. And I’m going to have a look today at one of the most common problems with breaststroke, and in particular the breaststroke kick, and that is the poor leg recovery, where the […]

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Breaststroke Technique – When to Breathe

Gary Barclay explains when to breathe when swimming Breaststroke. Hi I’m Gary and we’re going to have a look at breaststroke, and in particular breathing in breaststroke. One of the most common problems in breaststroke is where swimmers breathe too light, and that causes all sorts of concerns with their timing. In regards to the […]

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How to Swim Breaststroke Fast

Gary Barclay provides some tips to help you swim Breaststroke faster. If you would like to know more about how to swim Breaststroke faster go to www.swimbreaststrokefast.com for some more tips. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. And I’m going to give you a couple of hints today in regards to breaststroke and how you can swim breaststroke fast. […]

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Flutter Kick in Breaststroke

Is there anything that can be done to help a swimmer who appears to be doing a small flutter kick (not intentionally) after each cycle of the breaststroke kick? She is not a beginner and is aware of the problem yet does not seem to be able to feel herself doing it while racing or […]

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Swim BREASTSTROKE Fast

Swim BREASTSTROKE Fast

Breaststroke has little relationship to freestyle, backstroke or butterfly. In breaststroke, the limbs work simultaneously and symmetrically, not alternately like the other three competitive strokes. Unlike the other strokes, there is also no above water recovery of the arms. To swim breaststroke efficiently and fast swimmers must firstly use correct technique. Correct breaststroke technique includes: starting each […]

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