In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches the body position for swimming the breaststroke.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The body position in breaststroke is really quite simple. You're simply going to have your body laying down in a prone position, your belly button facing the bottom of the pool, your arms outreached and laying flat like this. Again, like with the other strokes, you're going to want to keep your hips up on top of the water. Throughout your stroke, this is going to significantly reduce drag and help with your speed through the water. As far as your head position is concerned, you're going to be looking straight down at the bottom while your face is in the water which is really is quite simple. Basically, the breaststroke is made up of four portions. It's pull while simultaneously breathing, kick and gliding. So, it's a pull, breathe, kick, glide, pull, breathe, kick, glide. A real system that helps you remember it especially while you're actually doing the stroke. So, if I will, I'll just give you a little bit of an example right here standing. So, it's going to be pull breathe and then I'd be kicking and gliding. Pull breathe, kicking and gliding. That would be the basic body position and process of the breaststroke."
In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Breaststroke. The breaststroke is a popular recreational and competitive swimming stroke. From the frog kick and arm motion to doing open turns and race starts, learn all about how to swim the breaststroke in this swimming video lesson series from a health and fitness expert. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Motion of Arms and Legs, Kick Drills, Pull Drills, Underwater Drills, Body Position, Breathing Techniques, Turns, Sprinting and Racing Tips and many more.