How To Swim Breast Stroke
Do you want to learn how to swim breaststroke? This unique stroke is almost more like a jump than the traditional glide of most swimming strokes and gives you lots of power in the water. Follow these simple steps to perfect your breaststroke:
- Pool, lake or other body of water
- Press your chest deep into the water and bring your arms into a Y shape. Your arms should be six inches deep in the water during this part of the breaststroke. This is called the loading phase. In this posture, your hips should be slightly higher than the chest. This is the part of the stroke where you should take a breath. Throughout the stroke, make sure your body is horizontally aligned.
- In the next part of the breaststroke, push your body forward. Draw your hips down and pull your heels toward your backside. Keep your legs together near the chest. Bring your forearms together, holding your palms as if you were praying and push yourself forward by kicking your legs.
- The third part of the breaststroke is what gives you the speed you need. You'll bring your body into a straight line, squeezing your legs together as you glide forward. Your head should be down in this last part of the stroke. Once you are done gliding, you should begin the stroke again, using your momentum to push you forward. To begin the stroke again, turn the palm outward and bring your hands back into a Y.