In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Peter Elizondo, gives an overview by putting all the freestyle swimming motions together.
Video Transcript: "In this section, this is the last and final section, so I'm kind of going to wrap everything up. So remember, on the freestyle swim I showed you how to the arms, your hands closed fingers--they're going to be like paddles, right--and your head is going to be straight. So, if you ever were to record yourself, which, if you wanted to, that would be great, or have someone just kind of record you if you wonder why, when you pick up your head, you're totally on the opposite side instead of going straight. I'll tell you what's happening. Your shoulders are moving. But if you think in your head, just keep them straight, and just move them as much as you can, stretched out but keeping your shoulders straight, then you're going to continuously go in a straight line. As well as your head. Whenever you move your head, it's literally just your head, not your shoulders. Do not move your entire body to swim. It's just your head to take a breath. So, now you're going to be in conjunction. Your legs are always flutter kicking, and then your arms are moving, and you're doing the breathing count. So it's one, two, three, breathe, one, two, three, breathe. So, one, two, three, breathe, one, two, three breathe. Okay, and then make sure that you're always kicking. You should always be kicking when you're swimming, so that you can move forward. And that's it. In this section we're basically just wrapping up freestyle. I'm glad you guys were able to tune in and pay attention to all the other steps. So, now I'm going to show you how to do the full arm movements, which I've shown you to close your hands, and to pull like an S, and to breathe every three strokes. So I'm going to show you every three strokes, and I'm going to show you my legs kicking. So here we go. And then I'm going to come back. And I hope you guys were able to learn how to do freestyle. So, remember, hands closed, you go in at an angle, you reach as forward as you can, don't ever rotate your shoulders or your body too much--just enough. And then make sure you always pull all the way back, and always keep your numbers counted three, five, or seven. And make sure you always flutter kick."
In this course, Instructor Peter Elizondo gives 10 easy video lessons with swimming tips and techniques for freestyle swimmers or beginners. Learn how to swim the freestyle stroke in this free swimming video. Topics covered in this series of videos are: Floating in Water, Flutterkicking, Breathing Techniques, different types of Strokes and many more.