In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to master the technique of the breaststroke arm motion, which is very important for swimming the breaststroke.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. In breaststroke, the technique is really quite technical and exact. You have the outsweep, the insweep and the recovery as far as your arm motion is concerned. Now, that's just the arm motion. In this particular chain of events is really important 'cause a lot of your strength and forward momentum relies on the arm motion. We'll start with the recovery position as far as the arm motion is concerned. The arm position in the recovery, the full recovery position, will be up here. This is the basic leader start position. You'll then go into your outward sweep which works on your catch. So, from this point, at the tip of my fingers to this point, this is where all the power is going to start as far as your stroke is concerned. And this will be the outward motion. How I like to look at this is basically, this is the tip of a heart, you go into your outward motion, then, you do your insweep into your chest at the top of the heart and back towards the center, finishing the recovery position. So, again, it's going to be the starting point or the tip point, outward motion, inward sweep, recovery."
In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Breaststroke. The breaststroke is a popular recreational and competitive swimming stroke. From the frog kick and arm motion to doing open turns and race starts, learn all about how to swim the breaststroke in this swimming video lesson series from a health and fitness expert. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Motion of Arms and Legs, Kick Drills, Pull Drills, Underwater Drills, Body Position, Breathing Techniques, Turns, Sprinting and Racing Tips and many more.