Breaststroke requires the most streamlining of all the strokes and you see it performed by a former world record holder. This video is accompanied by insight from 2X NCAA Championship Coach, Frank Busch, as he emphasizes an excellent “4-2-1 streamlining drill” to set the most efficient body position along with the glide and the proper stroke timing. This is a great drill for swimmers of all ages and levels, especially beginners.
Keeping a tight streamline will allow you to maintain speed as your head goes between your arms.
In this segment, coach of the 2011 NCAA champions in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, Kelly Kremer, puts together all of the elements of breaststroke. The kick and the arm pull along with adding tempo and speed allows for a complete, successful stroke.
This demonstration will show you an ideal technical breaststroke that is forward focused.
University of Minnesota Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Kelly Kremer, provides you with proper breaststroke kicking techniques. The instruction and demonstration in this segment will help athletes swim the most efficient breaststroke as possible.
Get technical breakdown of the breaststroke kick in the clip above.
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.