What is the Breaststroke? 
What is the Breaststroke?
by eHow / Phillip Toriello
Video Lecture 1 of 15
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Date Added: June 29, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, gives an overview of the breaststroke, one of the most popular swimming strokes for recreational swimmers.

Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The Breaststroke Stroke. The breaststroke is one of the most popular recreational strokes out of the four. Really, it provides the opportunity to keep your head above the water on a recreational level, to swim around and leisurely cruise through the water. Now, the recreational side really isn't focused so much on the technique of breaststroke and just focuses on the security and the comfort of the stroke. However, when you get into the competitive aspect of breaststroke, breaststroke is the slowest of the four strokes. But there are several more fundamentals involved as opposed to your freestyle staying flat on the water, reach, catch, pull, push or your backstroke of thumb out, pinky in, bend the elbow, push. In breaststroke, there are some dynamics that take place where you're bending your body, you're bending your knees, you have a pull and push motion with your legs. So, there's a lot to consider. In competitive swimming, there are seven types of events that breaststroke is used. In competitive swimming, there are seven events in which breaststroke is used. Those include the 50, the 100, the 200 breaststroke, the 100 IM, the 200 IM, the 400 IM and the 400 medley relay."

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Course Description

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.

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