In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to focus on conserving your energy so that you can finish strong in breaststroke distance races such as the 200 meter race.
Video Transcript: "PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Breast Stroke Distance Races really just include the 200-meter, or 200-yard breast stroke, which is comprised of eight lengths of your pool, or four laps. In these types of races, this is where you're going to focus on your glides. This is where you're going to take advantage of those turns. Again, you want to get out there, and you want to conserve as much energy as possible. But as we've discussed before, you're only going to find out at which point you turn on the higher turnover, or turn on the turnover during this race through practice. So, whether you start turning it on at the 100 mark, or you're able to last all eight lengths at a 110% speed without any sort of compromise. The best way to find out about those, and to find out how much of glide time you need, or how much you don't need, is to really work on splits during your practice. Work on intervals and split times. If you can go and do 450s, and each of them are the same, and you're going at a 110 percent speed, and you're pulling flat times, then, you probably won't have a problem. But if you are like the rest of us, or many of us out there, really focus on those turns, and lengthen that glide time to really have an effective, efficient, and well executed race."
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.