In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches how to do the barracuda thrust figure for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "Next up, we're going to practice a Barracuda Thrust. It's another figure you would do in the deep end of the pool. Your body starts off in a Pike position, your hands are reaching down towards your ankles, just like the Pike stretches that we started with, your legs are together. You're going to scull, unroll your body, press your hands up over your head, as high as you can, you're nice and long and your body's going to sink under the water in a vertical position. This is something we can start, just like I just did, in the deep end and you will take the whole thing and turn it upside down so that your legs are thrusting out of the water. Again, you start reaching over at your ankles, scull one, two, three, press them up, stay in a vertical position and you sink underwater. We are headed to the deep end to try it, let's go. That same way upside down."
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.