In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches the pushing off the wall after a breaststroke turn.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Coming off the wall, out of your breaststroke turn is really paramount. It makes all the difference in every race. After you finish your turn and you've brought your left arm down, your right arm over your head and you've gone into that streamline position, there's a few things that you really have to keep in mind. Number one is you're allowed--regulations allow one strong pull underneath the water surface followed by a kick and a glide. As you're about to enter into your second pull, your head must break the surface of the water. If it doesn't and you take that pull without your head breaking the surface, you're going to be disqualified from your event. What I have found personally over the years is that these turns and launching off the wall makes all the difference. Number one, it conserves your energy. But two and most importantly, it provides you that opportunity to really get a thrust off the wall and get in front of all of the other racers. So, really focus on that. Focusing on your off-the-walls will make all the difference in every race."
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.