In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches the breaststroke turn, which is an open turn and is simple to learn.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The breaststroke turn is really quite simple. You're basically going to be using an open turn, turn. What you'll be doing is you'll be going through your pull breathe, kick glide in that last portion right when you're close to the wall, you're going to get that strong glide. And really at this point, it's all a matter of timing. As you come into the wall and hopefully, by the time that you're entering races, you'll have a really good idea as to how far out like how much of a stroke you need to really reach into that wall. You'll come into the wall, touch it with an open turn type process, bring your body underneath you and just as your feet are coming underneath your body, you'll be turning over to your side sliding your left or right hand, your choice, underneath your body and just as that left arm is coming down, your right arm will come over the top, you'll put yourself under the water approximately 12 inches from streamline off the wall onto your belly."
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.