In this video lesson, Swimming Instructors, Rotem Agame and Olga Tzinker, teach the pulling and breathing in the breaststroke. The breathing rhythm in breaststroke involves releasing your breath during the pulling part of the arm motion, and taking a breath when you are returning your arms to streamline position.
Video Transcript: "Hi, I'm Olga and I'm Rotem. We're former professional swimmers and we're here on behalf of Expert Village. The next step we'll practice again the pulling part of the breaststroke, but now we'll add also the breathing. So you start with your arms closed, when you open your arms you take the head outside of the water and then back inside. When the head is outside you take in air, when it's inside you take the air out again. Make sure you take the head outside just when your arms are already open and before you close your arms make sure your head is back into the water."
To feel one’s body weightless, floating in the water for the first time, buoyed up and drifting with the waves, is one of the milestones of life. Everyone probably has some memory of their first encounter with a public pool, local body of water, or one of Earth’s oceans. And learning to move with purpose in the water, instead of flailing about, was probably one of the most apprehensive moments of childhood; hopefully most of us had someone there to help us and teach us how to swim as the fishes do. Eventually, many of us became strong swimmers, utilizing the forms and strokes that are widely accepted as proper swimming technique.
In this course, Swimming Instructors Rotem Agame and Olga Tzinker give 14 easy video lessons on How to Swim the Breaststroke. Some of the topics in this course are: Leg and Arm Movements, Pulling and Breathing, Kicking Without a Kickboard, and many more.