Breaststroke is a devilish stroke: challenging to learn, difficult to perfect, and full of nuance. To a nonswimmer, breaststroke may look easy. Can’t anyone do it? Well, maybe great grandma’s breaststroke from 1920—head held up, a nice leisurely scull and that super-wide frog kick. The breaststroke of yore bears almost no resemblance to today’s aggressive yet smooth and athletic stroke.
Swordfish Swimmers - GREAT JOB with the breaststroke set yesterday. I know that this stroke is new for several of you, but super job trying it out! Above is a link to a VERY helpful article by Cokie Lepinski, which breaks down the stroke piece-by-piece, including the tricky part of the kick where you bring heels to rear. Check it out and put it to use the next time we have a stroke set!