From the article: Breaststroke Swimming Technique
Swimming breaststroke. Fast hands, wide, narrow, lunge, press out. How do you describe the elements of breaststroke?
- My coach explained to keep the head in line at all times, even when breathing. Also gliding is an essential, and also lunging with your hands like a snake.
- —Guest Posky15
- getting the head into the water is essential to get elongation of spine. Have a short hip to waist measurement giving a strong back with little flexibility
- —Guest eigill01
- Never had any formal training and not swimming competitively; however, absolutely love and enjoy swimming breaststroke; I feel the glide is the key component to a correct stroke; it necessary to force oneself to wait 2 - 3 seconds with arms and legs stretched to really glide before taking the next stroke; I find that I am able to swim less strokes without losing propulsion;
- —Guest rebecca