How to Turn While Swimming the Breaststroke 
How to Turn While Swimming the Breaststroke
by eHow / Phillip Toriello
Video Lecture 14 of 25
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Date Added: August 1, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello teaches how to turn while swimming the Breaststroke. Glide to the wall and then draw the legs under and push off the wall.



Video Transcript:
PHILLIP TORIELLO: "Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is how to do a turn while doing breaststroke. The breaststroke is a very easy stroke as far as that full breathe, kick, glide aspect that we were talking about before. As you're coming into the wall however, you're going to want to do your outward, your inward sweep, glide into the wall with your fingertips; touching the wall and/or grabbing the edge of the pool, drawing your legs underneath you with your top hips; foot on top, and your left leg or lower leg on the bottom on on your side. And then you're going to simultaneously go under the water; push off into a streamline manner. So once again, you're going to be doing that one last pull up, glide into the wall, touch with both fingers, draw your legs underneath you as quickly and smoothly as possible. And then, instantaneously duck down at the same time, and push off onto your stomach in a streamline fashion in getting ready for your pull downs. For more questions about open turns or breaststroke turns, please contact your local swimming expert."

Course Index

Course Description


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.

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