Push-Off Wall 
Push-Off Wall
by eHow / Peter Elizondo
Video Lecture 10 of 10
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Date Added: July 22, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video elsson, Swimming Instructor Peter Elizondo teaches how to push off the wall during a redirection.

Video Transcript: PETER ELIZONDO: "OK, now this is the last and final step for breaststroke, and actually, it may seem like the first one, but it's both, alright. So, you have the length of the pool, right, and you doing the full complete breaststroke with your upper body, arms, prayer position, you know, and then you're doing your legs as well. When you get near to the end of the wall, what you're going to do is, you're going to want to end up making sure that you're ending on the breaststroke like this, gliding to the wall, and then, once you touch the wall and grab onto it, then you're going to come up for a quick breath, and then you're going to position this arm like this, and angle your body out like this, so you grab onto the wall, you quickly throw this arm into the water, like this. So you see how it's just like it goes, a complete ninety degree angle. But your hands are closed, right. And so it goes straight like this, you position your body like this, and then you're just going to push off the wall. When you push off the wall, this arm is going to follow through like this, and make sure that they both meet like this in the water, and then you're going to turn your body, you know, about forty-five degrees so that way, your face and your head and your arms are completely parallel to the floor, and you're looking straight down, and you just pushed off the wall, and you straighten out your entire body with the glide. And you hold it anywhere from about, it depends. Three, four seconds, to about, anywhere from six to seven seconds. And the longer you hold it, if you did a good push, you're really going to get a good glide, and you're going to be up on everyone else when you're swimming. As you come into the wall, right, with the glide, you know, touch. And then you're going to grab with one hand, whether you're right or left. You're going to bring your feet, both feet towards the wall at an angle like this. This arm is going to be pointed out, OK. And it's closed. and then you're going to, when you push off the wall, you're going to bring this other arm right over across, and as you push, you're going to rotate your body like this and glide for a little bit. And then you'll come with a pool, and then you'll start in your breaststroke so watch me. So here we go. I get to the wall. I quickly bring my hand in, bring my body to the side, and then just go. But, if you guys noticed, just that push alone, I was able to go halfway through the pool. So that's why it's very important that you get that correct. And, that's it. That's the breaststroke."

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Course Description

In this course, Swimming Instructor Peter Elizondo gives 10 video lessons on Swimming the Breaststroke. He teaches how to swim the breaststroke with proper kicking technique, hand technique, foot position, breathing technique, kick preparation and continuous strokes. He demonstrates how to do a half-circle kick and how to push-off the wall.


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