Breathing Exercises for Synchronized Swimming 
Breathing Exercises for Synchronized Swimming
by eHow / Ymajahi Brooks
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Date Added: July 10, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches some breathing exercises like lung busters or underwaters to increase breath control for synchronized swimming.



Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "Next up, we are going to discuss underwater, also known as lung busters. Synchronized swimmers do have to hold their breath for long periods of time while swimming these routines. So, it's important that we practice these types of laps. In order to swim under water you want to make sure that you do not blow out a lot of bubbles. You also want to stay as relaxed as possible. Try to keep an even tempo not swimming too fast, not swimming too slow and using the modified breaststroke. We want to make sure we swim with a swim clip on to minimize those amounts of bubbles that we are blowing out while going from one end of the pool to the other. During that modified breaststroke you want to make sure that you take that same breaststroke kick that we saw earlier up, out, and together, but this time you want to stretch your arms up and pull them all the way down and glide as long as you possibly can to save as much energy as you can. So, here we go."

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Course Description


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. 

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