In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Peter Elizondo, teaches flutterkicking with your head underwater, holding your breath.
Video Transcript: "In this section I'll be covering the fourth step for freestyle swimming. So, again, your legs are out, you're flutter kicking, you're away from the wall, but now we're going to increase the intensity. Instead of having your head out of the water, whether you're holding a floating device or you have the other hand on top of the other and you're kicking towards the wall. What you're going to want to do this time is be away from the wall, take a deep breath, push off, and put one hand on top of the other. Whether it's your left or your right, it doesn't matter, just as long as they look like this, and you're pointed out like this. Your elbows are more in, your shoulders--your shoulders are close to your face, your head's in the water, and remember, like floating, your chin is touching your chest. So, just like this. And then, let me show you again on the floor how it would look. So, if you want--we'll start from the legs. And you're legs are going to be kicking like this, and then we'll show the rest of the upper body. And you'll have your hand placed on top of the other, shoulders into the head, and your head is just--your nose is pointing down, your chin's kind of touching the chest. And you're just kicking towards the wall. And when you get to the wall, you'll come up for air, and you continually do that, a couple of times till you feel comfortable. And that's the fourth step for freestyle swimming. Now what you're going to do is have your hand in front of the other one, head like this, in the water this time, and flutter kick. So, here we go. And then continue going to the other side. So the reason why you do that is to basically just build the confidence in your swimming, and getting more comfortable with kicking your legs."
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.