In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Peter Elizondo, teaches flutterkicking away from the pool wall with your head above the water.
Video Transcript: "All right, in this step--this is the third step of freestyle swimming. What you'll do is, you're still going to continue doing the flutter kick, but now what you want to do is move away from the water. Get away from the wall--so, you want to step away from the wall and then just kind of be a little bit less than halfway in the pool. Just feel comfortable where you're at, and slowly more further back as you feel a little bit more confident in your flutter kicking ability. And what you'll want to do is kind of push off the floor, and you'll go, and you'll just flutter kick, with your hands either in front of you and your head up, and you're just kicking, or you may grab any type of floating device, and just hold onto it--like a kick board, and just kick. And you really want to build on your legs first. That's one of the strongest points in freestyle swimming. So, let me show you again on the floor. So you'll have your hands either like this, right--you'll have your hands like this, or you can have them holding a floating device with your head up. So, the main thing of this is you want to be away from a wall kicking towards it. Practicing on your legs, feeling more comfortable, not being so close to the wall anymore. And that's the third step for freestyle swimming. You can practice from here to the wall, and you basically just want to have your head up out of the water for this one. Just to get used to moving around the water and feeling a little bit more confident in your swimming abilities. So you can have your other hand in front of the other, or you can hold onto a floating device, and you just--and again, you go to the other side of the wall, and kick again. And so for that you can have the other hand in front of the other one or hold onto a kick board or something."
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.