In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches how to do the split walkout figure for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "Today our first underwater figure will be the split walk out. This figure can be practiced in shallow water starting with your hands on the bottom. You are upside down in a handstand position. Your legs are together. You can separate them and stretch as far as you can. Your going to lift the front leg off the surface of the water reaches over to meet the back leg. You assume a surface arch position, bring your back to a back layout and you have your self a split walk out. Practice this several times. You can take it to the deep end using the vertical that we practiced earlier where you are upside down. Your hands are slightly out and in with a nice good arch in your back. Bring your legs over and unroll your body using a torpedo pull and you have yourself a nice split walk out in the deep end."
Brightly smiling women in colorful one-piece bathing suits, donning white swimming caps, rising slowly out the water on a giant birthday cake replete with sparklers, diving off into the swimming pool in a perfectly timed sequence, each swimmer keeping form with the person before them. A bird’s eye shot of a circle of swimmers, each kicking their legs and waving their arms to create a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns. A beautiful water ballet, where all of the dancers move to a common, well-choreographed theme. These are just some of the tricks that an experienced synchronized swim team can pull off.
In this course, Synchronized Swimming Instructor Ymajahi Brooks gives 15 easy video lessons on Synchronized Swimming. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Stretches, Warm-up Exercices, Basic Strokes, Breathing Exercises, Egg Beater Kick, Body Jumps, Back Layout Sculls, Torpedo Sculls, Alligator Sculls, Support Sculls, Ballet Leg, Split Walkout, Barracuda Thrust, Hybrid Synchronized Swimming Figures, and many more.