Overview of the Breaststroke Leg Movement

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Breaststroke Leg Movement Dry Practice....5

The leg movement for the breast stroke kick is similar to the way a frog kicks when it swims. Learn how to do the proper leg movements for swimming the breaststroke in this free Olympic swimming lesson on video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Swim the Breaststroke
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Hi, I'm Olga and I'm Rotem. We're former professional swimmers and we're here on behalf of Expert Village. Okay so now we're going to show you how the kick is done. We're going to start outside of the water using a kick board that you can get at any swimming pool that you're going to and then we're going to get in the water and show you how it is done inside the water. So if you're parent trying to teach your child how to swim or an adult trying to learn how to swim for the first time, it's a good tool to use. Okay, so we're going to put this kick board on the floor and lay with your stomach on the kick board. The feet are close together when you start the stroke. Alright, you open slightly your knees and bend your knees towards your body as much as possible. It's real important that it be as close as possible cause you want to get a strong kick. Then you open your legs, the knees don't move they stay in the same position. In a circular motion you bring the feet back to the same position you started from. Okay, so one more time, you bring your feet close to your body with your knees slightly open, you circle the knees outside and bring it back. Make sure you don't do this and this, because you're not going to get any kicks out of it. Now, we're going to show you the same thing but in a different angle so you can see how it works. In the breaststroke kicks simulates to the frog, okay in the water. If you ever see a frog in the water, how a frog swims. So the same thing one more time, you start with your feet, you're bending from your knees, both feet together and make sure the knees are slightly open. Okay, then you circle the knees outside of your body and bring it back straight from the position you started from.

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