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Discover the Importance of the “Fifth Stroke”!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Ian Pope explains the proper technique for the “underwater fly kick” off the start and turns including whole-body movement, snap of the tail, head in-line with spine and a vertical kicking drill. This is an excellent video showing Ian Pope’s instructional techniques for coaching both elite swimmers and age groupers.

The “fifth stroke” is most effective in the backstroke and you will learn how it can add propulsion.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke. See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!

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