In this unique drill to teach the importance of “flat streamlining”, the proper movement and body alignment are emphasized here. The swimmer utilizes the technique of “upside-down underwater” breaststroke swimming with tips from 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach, Frank Busch.
Using the techniques presented will increase your distance per stroke.
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.