Swimming Technique

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: Breaststroke Swimming technique – armsWatch this video on YouTube As you can see above, when you are swimming breaststroke your arms stay in …

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Swimming Backstroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

Swimming backstroke poses a few challenges for breathing. You have to keep your face above water to breathe, and splashing water can be a problem. But these difficulties can be overcome. This article explains how. Breathing in backstroke poses a few challenges. Keeping Your Face Above Water To keep your face above the water surface, …

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Front Crawl/Freestyle Swimming Technique: Arm Movement

This article explains the arm movements used in the front crawl/freestyle stroke. The arm stroke provides 90% of the propulsion in front crawl. The arm stroke accounts for as much as 90% of the propulsion in the front crawl, while the flutter kick only accounts for 10%. Therefore, it is important to use the correct technique for the …

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