How To Swim The Breast Stroke
Learning how to swim the breast stroke can be easy. This stroke can be done in a nice easy relaxing way, or you can make it quick and intense if you are racing. When you are swimming the breast stroke to relax, make the motions slow and smooth, but if you want to speed things up, make the movements quick and short. Using the right techniques when learning the breast stroke will ensure you are doing properly.
- The breast stroke starts by having your hands stretched out in front of you and your legs extended out behind you. You should be laterally in the water on your belly.
- Push your arms apart with your palms facing out. Make sure your elbows are straight. When your arms are diagonal with your body, bring your hands back together in front of your chest. Pull your elbows into your body bringing them tight to your sides. Push your hands in front of you again so they are back where they started.
- While you are completing step two, lift your head and upper chest out of the water and take a breath. This is an important part of the breast stroke to keep it smooth and continuous.
- To kick, make a circular motion with your feet until they come around to your bottom. Keep circling your legs around until they are stretched out behind you again. This should be done as fast as possible.
- The breathing should be done with every stroke and not every other stroke when you are swimming the breast stroke.