Swimming Strokes

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Breathing In While swimming butterfly, breathing is initiated by kicking a little bit harder during the second dolphin kick. Look downward and slightly forward while breathing in. This makes your upper body rise a little bit higher above the water surface during the body undulation. Inhaling occurs as soon as the mouth clears the water …

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Breaststroke Technique: Head and Body Positions

When swimming breaststroke, it is essential to position your head and body correctly because it allows you to swim efficiently and also protects your neck from overuse injuries. That’s what we’ll discuss in the following article. Swimming Breaststroke with the Head in a Neutral Position In the regular breaststroke style, the head is kept in …

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Swimming Breaststroke – Arm Movements and Technique

This article covers the arm stroke movements used in the breaststroke. Knowing the proper arms movements is important for an efficient swim stroke. The following video explains the technique in more detail: Mark Durnford explains the arm movements in breaststroke As you can see above, when you are swimming breaststroke your arms stay in the …

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Swimming Backstroke – Arm Technique and Movements

In this backstroke article, we explain the different phases of the arm stroke movements in detail. Backstroke uses alternating arm movements that require practice Video: Ryan Lochte’s Backstroke First, let’s have a look at a video featuring Ryan Lochte swimming backstroke: Ryan Lochte’s amazing backstroke technique Arm Stroke Phases In backstroke, the arm stroke movements …

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