In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to shorten your glides to swim as fast as possible in breaststroke sprinting races, such as the 50 meter and 100 meter race.
Video Transcript: "PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Breast Stroke Sprint Races include the 50, the 100--well, the 50 and the 100, basically. During these type of races, you are going to be shortening the glide time. Basically, again, you're not going to be focusing on conserving energy, you're going to be focusing on spending that energy as fast and quickly as you possibly can. Again, it's about getting there first, not about showing off your glide or your technique so much. But again, the thing I'd like to reiterate is that you're not going to want to compromise your technique so much. You're just going to want to make it faster. Shorten the glides, sharper, closer, inward-outward sweeps, and recoveries, and again, keeping that body low and close to the water. Higher turnover, shorter glides are the key to breast stroke racing, in sprint races in particular."
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.