How To Swim Breaststroke
If you want to swim, you should start with learning how to swim breaststroke. The breaststroke is an easy, slow swimming method. Even if you are not a master of the technique, you can still manage to swim breaststroke. The breaststroke is a great stroke to use if you're swimming laps for exercise of if you are racing others across the pool.
- Hop into the pool. Lie on your stomach so that you are floating on the surface of the water. Your shoulders and hips should form a straight line.
- Bring your legs into a froggy position. Bend your knees, bringing your feet near your buttocks, with the heels together. Turn the soles of the feet outwards and push your feet out to the sides as you straighten the knees a little.
- Bring the soles of the feet together as you bend your knees again. Repeat the movement as you add arm movements.
- Stretch your arms in front of you, under the water. Push your arms apart, as if dividing the water before you. Bring your arms all the way back, so that they are at your sides. Bend your elbows to bring your arms back in front of you, then stretch them out and repeat the movement to swim breaststroke. Perform the leg movement at the same time and you should propel yourself forward.
- Learn to breathe. Your mouth will be under water when you begin to swim breaststroke. As you push your arms towards your sides, your mouth will come out of the water. Breathe when out of the water, then duck underwater again as you straighten your arms.
- Combine the leg and arm movements with breathing to swim breaststroke across the pool. Once you learn these steps, you'll be swimming breaststroke like a pro in no time!