Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Breaststroke Arms Missteps: Identifying Common Mistakes

4 breaststroke errors

The video below is a collection of very common mistakes that are made by swimmers. By no means however are these mistakes made only by beginners because I've seen plenty of high level swimmers fall for these. But beginners are particularly pron to them if for no other reason than their lack of experience; not to mention the stress aspect of learning something new.

When you learn to relax as you are doing your stroke, most of these errors will go away unless you have managed to turn them into a habit; something that is easy to do if you are trying to learn to swim by yourself or if you have a not so good swim instructor.

The common mistakes identified in this video are:
  • Massaging the water: Not grabbing any real estate (translation = not grabbing any water)
  • Butterfly in-sweep
  • Improper elbow action
  • Pulling too far back


Enjoy
   Richard

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