In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches the support scull technique for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "The most important scull for a synchronized swimmer, I think, is the support scull. In order for them to stay upside down without touching the bottom and do pretty leg movements. We want the hands to be flat. They come to this triangle position. Your body becomes the base of the triangle. You want to try to keep your thumbs in, it's like your wiping the bottom of a tray. You want to keep your elbows in, nice and tight, as stationary as possible. Press out, bring them in, out and in. When your upside down and you start to feel the weight of the body your going to want to move the arms faster but you want your tempo to be nice and even. So you want to go out really fast and come in really slow, one, two, one, two, one, two, trying to keep the back straight. Hold your stomach in and you have yourself a good strong support scull. We can practice this standing in the water upright. Trying to keep your feet flat on the ground and your torso in line, one, two, one, two, trying to keep the elbows as stationary as possible, a nice even tempo, shoulders in line, back is in line. Try not to arch your back. This same motion can be carried out upside down to help hold your legs out of the water. This positioned can also be practiced on your stomach with your feet flat against the wall."
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.