In this video lesson, Swimming Instructors, Rotem Agame and Olga Tzinker, teach that you must practice the leg movement for the breaststroke kick out of the water first, then move into the water when you feel comfortable.
Video Transcript: "Hi, I'm Olga and I'm Rotem. We're former professional swimmers and we're here on behalf of Expert Village. Before entering into the water and trying to practice the breaststroke kick, it's better to start from sitting outside on the edge of the pool and try to practice it. Sit outside with your legs a little bit inside the water and try to practice it. So we're going to bend the knees towards your body the same we did outside the water with your knees slightly open. It can't be too much open and not really close, okay slightly open. Then open with your feet outside in a circular motion and close. Okay, one more time, bend towards your body in a circular motion, open outside and close."
To feel one’s body weightless, floating in the water for the first time, buoyed up and drifting with the waves, is one of the milestones of life. Everyone probably has some memory of their first encounter with a public pool, local body of water, or one of Earth’s oceans. And learning to move with purpose in the water, instead of flailing about, was probably one of the most apprehensive moments of childhood; hopefully most of us had someone there to help us and teach us how to swim as the fishes do. Eventually, many of us became strong swimmers, utilizing the forms and strokes that are widely accepted as proper swimming technique.
In this course, Swimming Instructors Rotem Agame and Olga Tzinker give 14 easy video lessons on How to Swim the Breaststroke. Some of the topics in this course are: Leg and Arm Movements, Pulling and Breathing, Kicking Without a Kickboard, and many more.