Breaststroke: training plan for beginners and amateurs

The breaststroke, which is very symmetrical, is the slowest of all five (including the underwater phase!). The breaststroke will often be a very leisurely style of swimming for any self-taught amateur or beginner, perhaps even with their head out of the water. It is the slowest swim stroke for three very important reasons: 1) There is no forward thrust phase in the arm stroke. 2) The arm recovery is always underwater. 3) You breathe facing forwards. The breaststroke can be broken down into two main phases: the glide and pull. There is only ever forward thrust during the underwater phases: at the start and during turns.

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Goal: Improve your technique
Level: Medium
Total time: 40min
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