In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to finish properly a breaststroke race since they are extremely important.
Video Transcript: "PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The breaststroke finish. The breaststroke finish is incredibly important. You want to finish strong and you want to drive yourself through that finish line. The best way to learn about your finish is to work on the different techniques and practice as far as your glide, your pull and your recovery. These three things are the biggest aspects. You can gauge yourself as far as the people next to you or you can gauge yourself and your distance off the backstroke flags. What I recommend is simply doing 25 sprints--25-yard sprints and really gauging the wall. For example, if I'm right here and I'm popping up, will my finish drive me through the wall, not just come up to the wall and then I have to reach an extra inch or two but will the kick from this point drive me through that wall. And really that's what it's all about. It's about the reach. It's not about coming up shorts and ending up right here on my kick close to the wall and then having to lean forward. It's all about timing and how far out I'll be for that last final stretch into that wall."
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.