How to Kick For Breaststroke

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The breaststroke kick is also known as the frog kick because it is similar to the way that frogs move their legs when swimming. Learn how to do the breaststroke kick in this free swimming video lesson.

Part of the Video Series: How to Swim Competitive Breaststroke
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PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The breaststroke kick is probably one of the most popular next to, of course, the butterfly kick. The breaststroke kick is also known as the frog kick. I basically break this down into a three-step process, bend, open, snap, bend, open, snap. Well, there might be more technical terms for it in the world of swimming. I think it's the most easy to understand. And again, it's just a bend, if I could have--if you are to look at my arms as legs, it'd be bend towards my back, open and snap them together for that thrust and forward motion. So, if my body, with my belly facing the bottom of the pool, we're on top, again, really focusing on keeping the hips on the top of the water. What I'm going to do is I'm going to bend my feet or bend my knees, keeping my feet below the water surface. You'll see some people do this. But keeping your feet below the water surface, flat foot, keeping your knees close together, open and snap. Bend, open, snap for that thrusting motion. Bend, open, snap.

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