Watch instruction from 2010 NCAA Championship swim coach, Eddie Reese. Here is some great advice that will work on the proper mechanics of the stroke. In this segment, you will see a couple of Coach Reese’s favorite drills for breaststroke. These drills are designed to limit the motion of your kicks in order to focus on your arm movement technique.
The Head Out Drill trains a swimmer to have a fast recovery and not allow them to stop their pull underneath the chest or chin.
The Pull Only Drill builds upon the previous the Head Out drill but allows a normal head position, but still no kicking involved with the arm cycle. Coach Reese feels that the stroke tempo is driven from the speed of the pull.