In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches the back layout scull technique for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "My favorite part about synchronized swimming is the figures. Before we learn how to do the figures, we need to learn how to do the basic skills to keep our body above the water, be able to use our legs and hold ourselves up with just our arms. We are going to start with the standard back layout skill. Your hands are down by your side. Your face is out of the water. You'll be laying on your back. You turn your hands out, push them out, turn them in and bring them in. Out, out, in, in. This is going to help you stay afloat on your back without moving your feet. The idea is to keep your hips up, your ears back in the water, your chin lifted, and try to smile. Head is back, hips are up, toes are nice and pointed, ankles together, ears back in the water, hands are a little bit beneath the hips. Keep your hands flat towards the bottom, so you try not to travel and smile. This is the standard back layout."
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.