Swimming technique testing system              by prof. Rein Haljand
swimmer Quality control of  BREASTSTROKE SWIMMING  technique                      
  1. LEG KICK    PHASE    
 
 
x · Timing of arms at the beginning of leg  kick ( arms must be stretched )      
x · Position of legs at the beginning of the kick ( shins  vertical, knees separated)      
x · Body and head position during kick ( horizontal, between arms)      
x ·The backward slip of feet during kick (no slip)      
x · Forward speed during kick(high)  
 
 
   2. GLIDING phase        
x · Glide speed after kick ( compared to kick speed)      
x · Glide duration after kick ( longer if higher speed)      
x · Body position during glide (avoid deep sinking )      
  3. ARM PULL PHASE    
 
 
x · Arms action during pull (wide, high elbow)      
x · Hands slip during arm pull(positive slip moving on the pull)      
x · The length of the arms pull (hands reach the shoulder line)      
x · Forward speed during armspull (high)  
 
 
  4. ELBOWS  BRINGING TOGETHER PHASE        
x · Position and action of elbows (close to the body)      
x · Forward speed ( rising max  high)      
  5. ARMS RECOVERY & LEGS FLEXION PHASE        
x · The timing of stretching  arms and flexing legs (without dropping body)      
x · Action of arms during  recovery (quick forward elbows under water)      
x · Action of legs preparing the next kick (first fom knees then from hips)      
x · Duration of recovery actions (short)      
x · Forward speed  of recovery actions (high)      
  6. FULL STROKE CYCLE        
x · Breathing actions      
x · Stroke length (long)      
x · Stroke frequency (keep individual optimum)      
         
       
 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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