Anonymous asked: HOW DO I MAKE MY BREASTSTROKE NOT SUCK????¿¿
Many hours of work! Look up youtube videos! Maybe look at the Olympians because for some of their races they put them in slow mo and you can see how the pros do it. I learned how to do butterfly the right way from watching Michael Phelps in his competitions and the Olympics.
Use a kick board to work on your kick, really focus on the glide and getting a strong push with your legs. Once you get the kick down add in the arms. Use a pull buoy when you do the arms. If you feel like you’re going to drown then you have room to improve! I was never a fan of breast but once you get the pull, kick, glide thing down pat I am sure you will feel the difference. Again, videos help a ton. Ask your coach too (if you are on a team) If you don’t have a chance to talk to your coach, or a coach, ask a friend to keep an eye on you and tell you what they see. Maybe even ask them to take a video of you so you can see what your stroke looks like then assess yourself and do what you need to.
Best of luck! Let us know if this helps you at all!
Also a drill that really helps with getting the glide down is doing a three second glide. After your kick hold your glide for a three count in streamline before pulling. In breaststroke your power comes from your kick not your pull, so work on the glide to maintain momentum. Also work on keeping your head tucked properly, some coaches will do a tennis ball drill where you have to keep a tennis ball under your chin while swimming, this keeps you from looking up when you breathe. Best of luck with my favorite stroke!