Breaststroke has little relationship to freestyle, backstroke or butterfly. In breaststroke, the limbs work simultaneously and symmetrically, not alternately like the other three competitive strokes. Unlike the other strokes, there is also no above water recovery of the arms.
To swim breaststroke efficiently and fast swimmers must firstly use correct technique.
Correct breaststroke technique includes:
starting each stroke in the correct body position,
ensuring the swimmer uses the correct arm stroke pattern,
ensuring the swimmer uses the correct leg kick pattern,
developing correct timing of the arms and legs in relation to each other
developing correct timing of the breathing in relation to the arm pull and leg kick
For more information and breaststroke tips the article Breaststroke Technique written by Gary Barclay is well worth reading.
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Ian Pope's Swimming Down Under: Breaststroke
DVD includes more than 35 drills to enhance breaststroke performance. You will learn the key components for swimming great breaststroke. Includes breaststroke start and turn instruction. Includes a segment on coaching breaststroke with younger swimmers
Eddie Reese on Breaststroke
Master breaststroke the Eddie Reese Way. Learn the key nine "how-to" drills for swimming breaststroke. Includes detailed instruction on breaststroke pullouts, start and turn
Coaching the Developing Breaststroker
You can develop a flatter, more effective breaststroke .DVD includes easy-to-implement skill progressions .Instructions on the stroke, start, and turn are included.See both individual and group technical instruction
Championship Winning Breaststroke
This DVD shows breaststroke demonstration by Olympian Tara Kirk.Bring rhythm to breaststroke with unique undulation drills. DVD provides comprehensive breaststroke technique instruction