In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Peter Elizondo, teaches the basic freestyle flutterkick for swimmers.
Video Transcript: "Okay, on this section, which is step two of freestyle swim, now we're going to show you how to flutter kick. So your legs will basically just be like this--right, they're straight. You see a little bit of a slight bend, not much. And a flutter kick is just up and down. And up and down can be, you know, try to make as much a splash as you can, but slowly you want to kind of keep your feet under the water just barely kind of coming up. And a flutter kick is not up completely like this, or just from this part of the leg going back that way, it's the entire leg. Just a nice little flutter kick. Let me show you on the ground, outside of the water. So, what you would do is, basically, this is water right, and your feet are just up and down like that. So you see how there's that movement? Slight bend at the knees and you're just kicking up and down. And your feet are your paddles. So just, you're pushing down on the water like that. And that's flutter kicking. And that's the second step for freestyle swimming. And this, for freestyle, it's a continuation of step two, which is just your flutter kick. So, remember your legs are just up and down, up and down, up and down. So, not like this. You don't want your legs coming up to your butt. It's not a breast stroke. Just up and down like this. Just like that. And you want to practice that for awhile. You can hold onto a wall, you can hold onto stairs, whatever you choose. And just keep practicing that."
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.