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Breaststroke; straight

During the performance we focus on:

  • extending the body at the same time as the arms are returning, the head is lowering between the arms and as we do the kick,
  • long gliding in extended body position after the kicks, strokes and cycle


  • knees so that they are narrower than the feet at the kick out,
  • bringing the feet up,
  • properly wide kick out,
  • symmetrical leg movement,
  • not bending the knees under body too much
  • bent arm pull (the hands reach a position in front of and slightly outside the width of the shoulders),
  • symmetrical arms movement,
  • acceleration of the stroke,
  • finishing the stroke at the horizontal plane through the shoulders,
  • bringing arms back with less  head-on resistance,
  • lifting the head for inhale at the proper time,
  • lowering the head quickly and actively.