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Kelly Kremer details the pull phase of the stroke, which will help you achieve a championship-caliber breaststroke. Demonstrating these drills for Coach Kremer are two NCAA Champions: Jillian Tyler (NCAA Champion 100M Breaststroke) and Haley Spencer (NCAA Champion 200M Breaststroke). Use these pulling exercises to swim a faster breaststroke in your next meet!
Getting the hands through the arm pull quickly is important. Also, focus on getting the swimmer to lunge forward on the pull with fast flat recovery of the hands into the glide position.
Watch and learn as Kelly Kremer, University of Minnesota Head Women’s Coach, gives you keys to swimming a successful breaststroke. It is important that the swimmer is focused on their forward movement. You will see the entire stroke while Coach Kremer narrates the key points of a good breaststroke.
This clip shows you that forward movement is done with fast hands in front, good timing, and getting to a flat glide position.
Get quality start instruction for every stroke from 12X NCAA Championship Coach, David Marsh. Coach Marsh, along with former All-American Swimmer at Auburn, Bill Pilczuk, has his demonstrators show you forward starts for various strokes: freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke. Be better prepared for the start of all your races.
During this demonstration of full speed starts, Marsh and Pilczuk, discuss transitioning from the entry into the breakout on the start. In order to have a strong, fast start, it is critical to hold your speed throughout the breakout.
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Learn the building blocks of the breaststroke from Eddie Reese, University of Texas Head Men’s Swimming Coach and 8X NCAA Coach of the Year. Understanding the basics of the stroke is imperative for successful breaststroke swimming. In this segment Coach Reese gives you an overview of the arm motion of the stroke, the timing of the breathing and kicking. See what concepts you can work on in practice to improve and be prepared for the competition in your future meets.
Take a look at great tips from 3X Olympic Head Coach, Eddie Reese. Here are some concepts to teach and enhance the proper technique of the stroke. In this segment, you will see a couple more of Coach Reese’s favorite drills for breaststroke. You will gain a complete understanding of how to put together your leg and arm movements for an improved breaststroke form.
Above is the 4 Pulls 2 Strokes Drill. This drill works on the speed and timing of the arm pull, and allows the swimmer to add the full stroke with the fast pulls in a repetitive pattern.
This 4 Kicks 2 Pulls Drill is designed to help with the rhythm of the stroke. It also develops better breath control and kicking all at the same time.