In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches how to do body jumps for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "Next up we are going to learn how to body jump. Just like you see water polo players jump up out of the water and block the ball. Synchronized swimmers do a lot of body jumps. It's a thrusting motion to show various arm movements and you can work different facial expressions with it but it is a good aerobic workout as well to do body jump laps. In order to begin this technique we can start on the wall. The eggbeater kicking that we learned before is very necessary for this. You want your legs to be behind you, eggbeater kicking, your shoulders are forward and your hips as high to the surface as possible. You would circle your legs around while holding on to the wall, count to three, pull up on the wall, squeeze your legs together, thrust your body up straight."
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.