Swimming technique testing system              by prof. Rein Haljand
swimmer Quality control of  BREASTSTROKE TURN  technique                          
  1. SWIMMING BEFORE TURN    
 
 
x · Timing of moment for touching the wall       
  2. APPROACHING  PHASE        
x · Forward speed before touch( as high or better compared to swimming)    
  3. ROTATION  PHASE        
x · Action of arms during rotation (quick recovery,entry when feet touch )    
 
x ·  Action of legs during rotation (quick grouping)      
x · Placing  the feet to the wall (correctly and  simultaneously )      
x · Speed and movement of hips during rotation (not stoping)       
x · Duration of rotation (short)       
  4.  PUSHING PHASE    
 
 
x · Timing of the  beginning of push (immediately, when feet touch)       
x · Body position during push  ( fixed during push, no twisting)      
x · Mean pushing speed (high)      
x · Push duration (very  short)      
  5. GLIDING  PHASE        
x · Forward speed  during first glide  
 
 
x · Body , head and arm position  for  the glide      
x · Duration of first glide and timing of pull (relatively  short)      
  6. LONG PULL PHASE        
x · Forward speed of pulling.(same as gliding speed)      
x · The action of the arms   (good acceleration)      
x · Leg action of legs  ( keep legs straight)      
x · Body and head position during long pull (flat, streamlined)      
  7. SECOND GLIDING  PHASE        
x · Body position (streamlined)      
x · Forward speed of gliding (same as pulling speed)      
  8.  ARM RECOVERY & LEG BENDING PHASE    
 
 
x · Arms action ( close to body, with small resistance)      
x · Legs action ( first bending knees, then from hips, knees wide, feet close)    
x ·Timing of the leg bending with arms recovery (when arms near shoulder)    
x · Forward speed of arms and legs recovery  (not too low)      
   9.  FIRST KICK & PULLOUT PHASE        
x · Position the body for underwater pullout cycle  
 
 
x · Timing of kick and pull (short gliding between)      
x · Body position  on the surface at  the end of the pullout (flat,high)      
x · Forward speed of pullout cycle  (high)      
  10. SWIMMING AFTER TURN        
x ·  Swimming speed after turn ( better compared to speed before turn )  
 
 
       
 
         
         
         
         
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