In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello teaches how to swim Head-High Freestyle. It is good for swimmers who want to be able to see at all times and breathe freely.
Video Transcript: PHILLIP TORIELLO: "Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is how to swim heads up freestyle. The heads up freestyle stroke is a wonderful stroke for those that want to breathe as often as they like by keeping their head above the water, those who are playing water polo, so they can have a visual of everything that's going on during the game, and also for lifesaving. So then, if you're swimming out to a victim in, or a person in distress, you can keep your eyes on them the whole time. In the heads up freestyle, you're going to be using a lot of lower body strength to try to keep that whole body up on top of the water and propel yourself forward. So you'll be using a nice strong, like otter paw; flat hands, a nice strong follow-through stroke with high elbows. So the stroke's going to look a little bit like this. But obviously you'll be using a lot more legs to help keep your hips up to kind of maintain that hydrodynamic flow through the water. To learn more about heads up freestyle please visit your local water polo coach or swim expert."
In this video series, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 25 video lessons on How to Swim. Learn how to swim the breaststroke, the backstroke and freestyle. Get tips on how to do flip turns for each type of swimming stoke and find out how to do swimming kicks like the eggbeater kick. Want to get the kids involved in swimming too? Find out how to teach children to swim with tips on teaching the survival float and child diving. Swimming is a useful skill and a fun activity that provides great exercise for all.