Breaststroke Technique

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: As you can see above, when you are swimming breaststroke your arms stay in the water all the time and execute a semicircular …

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Swimming Breaststroke – Breathing Technique and Tips

This article explains the breathing technique used while swimming breaststroke. It covers breathing for recreational, fitness and competitive swimmers. It also gives a few additional breathing tips. Breathing while doing the breaststroke is easy because the head is in a neutral position above water when inhaling, thus leading to fewer difficulties in comparison with other …

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Breaststroke Kick – Swimming Technique and Tips

The breaststroke kick is the kick used by breaststroke swimmers. While at first glance its technique may look simple, there are a few subtleties to take into account for the kick to be executed with maximum efficiency. The following video shows an underwater view of Kosuke Katijama during a 100m breaststroke race. One can see …

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