3 different drills to focus on your leg kick, arm stroke and another key part of the breaststroke: the underwater arm stroke.
You definitely need to improve your technique if you want to swim the breaststroke better. This article will look at three different drills you can perform using some of our tools that focus on your leg kick, arm stroke and another key part of the breaststroke: the underwater arm stroke
1. One of the most important things to work on to improve your breaststroke is the leg kick. Here is a drill to improve it that you can incorporate in your training:
Try to control the position of your feet as well as your knees by pulling them towards your shins at a 90° angle, pushing downwards and backwards without letting your heels come out of the water.
2. Although the forward drive from your leg kick is extremely important for the breaststroke, nowadays lots of specialist breaststrokers rely on an extremely efficient and powerful arm stroke.
When performing the arm stroke, push your body upwards as far as possible and lift your shoulders out of the the water. A Snorkel Pro is extremely helpful because it will allow you to keep your head in the right position to perform the action as efficiently as possible. Look down towards the bottom of the pool during both the pull and recovery phases.
3. Another vital part of the breaststroke is executing the proper underwater arm stroke. You Try the following drill to improve this skill.