In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello teaches how to swim the Trudgen Stroke. Combine the sidestroke and freestyle swimming with scissor kicks.
Video Transcript: PHILLIP TORIELLO: "Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is how to do the trudgen stroke. Now, the trudgen stroke is a wonderful stroke, that you can use to help develop your upper body and lower body, utilizing two different types of stroke. One being the side stroke, and the other being the free style. From the side stroke, you can go ahead and take the scissor kick, where you're going to be bringing your legs back, and snapping them together. And of course, being on your side, as you do this. The next thing you're going to do, is, you're going to be using your freestyle arms. Which will kind of provide a little bit of a twist. Where your arms will be wanna, want to be this way, flat on the water, and your hips will want to be straight up and down, with your left or your right, facing the bottom. So, you'll be using a nice, smooth, freestyle stroke with high elbows to keep your head out of the water. And then utilizing your side stroke, side kick to prepare yourself, propel yourself. So, basically, it'll be a pushing of the water back, side kick, pushing the water back, side kick, and your kick will happen on whichever side your strong arm is. So, if your right arm's strong, you'll probably want to open your legs up, prepare 'em for the sidekick, and, snap 'em together as your arm is coming back or doing the recovery position. To learn more about the trudgen stroke, please go on line or contact your local swimming 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.