Breaststroke Distance Racing Tips

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In breaststroke distance races such as the 200 meter race, focus on conserving your energy so that you can finish strong. Get tips on swimming distance races with the breaststroke in this free competitive swimming video lesson.

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PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Breast Stroke Distance Races really just include the 200-meter, or 200-yard breast stroke, which is comprised of eight lengths of your pool, or four laps. In these types of races, this is where you're going to focus on your glides. This is where you're going to take advantage of those turns. Again, you want to get out there, and you want to conserve as much energy as possible. But as we've discussed before, you're only going to find out at which point you turn on the higher turnover, or turn on the turnover during this race through practice. So, whether you start turning it on at the 100 mark, or you're able to last all eight lengths at a 110% speed without any sort of compromise. The best way to find out about those, and to find out how much of glide time you need, or how much you don't need, is to really work on splits during your practice. Work on intervals and split times. If you can go and do 450s, and each of them are the same, and you're going at a 110 percent speed, and you're pulling flat times, then, you probably won't have a problem. But if you are like the rest of us, or many of us out there, really focus on those turns, and lengthen that glide time to really have an effective, efficient, and well executed race.


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