In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches the alligator scull technique for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "Next up we have to alligator scull. This scull takes place on your stomach with your face in the water. Again, your heals, your hips and the back should be as close to the surface as possible. Your traveling towards your head, so this is considered a head first scull. Your arms are nice and stretched above your head, and you?re pulling your body forward this time, as opposed to the torpedo scull where your pressing everything away, pressing the water away from you. You?re pulling your body forward. This helps you with your figures that start on your stomach and allow you to pull yourself down into the water without splashing. That's alligator sculling."
Brightly smiling women in colorful one-piece bathing suits, donning white swimming caps, rising slowly out the water on a giant birthday cake replete with sparklers, diving off into the swimming pool in a perfectly timed sequence, each swimmer keeping form with the person before them. A bird’s eye shot of a circle of swimmers, each kicking their legs and waving their arms to create a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns. A beautiful water ballet, where all of the dancers move to a common, well-choreographed theme. These are just some of the tricks that an experienced synchronized swim team can pull off.
In this course, Synchronized Swimming Instructor Ymajahi Brooks gives 15 easy video lessons on Synchronized Swimming. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Stretches, Warm-up Exercices, Basic Strokes, Breathing Exercises, Egg Beater Kick, Body Jumps, Back Layout Sculls, Torpedo Sculls, Alligator Sculls, Support Sculls, Ballet Leg, Split Walkout, Barracuda Thrust, Hybrid Synchronized Swimming Figures, and many more.