In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to practice the frog kick on your back can help you learn the correct hip position for the breaststroke kick.
Video Transcript: "PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Kicking drills. A breast stroke kick drill that I really like is one in which you're laying on your back and you're working on your frog kick. What this allows is that it allows you the opportunity to focus on not bending at the hips. It's really just focusing bending the knees, keeping them parallel with the water, opening and snapping. So, it allows you to focus on the bend, open, snap aspect and preventing your body from dipping down or bending at the hips necessarily, which as we discussed before, contributes to the drag factor. And again, with any of these techniques whether it's freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke or butterfly, it's all about reducing the drag and increasing the speed. So, again, you'll simply go into a back flip type position, bring your hips up and simply work on the bend, open, snap of your knees."
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.