Tips & Training

Breaststroke: Bodyline

2/27/2012

By Lisa Wemhoff//National Team High Performance Consultant

The pull and the kick are very important aspects of breaststroke. However, there is a part of the stroke that often gets overlooked: the body line.

 

The best breaststrokers in the world don’t win the race because of their super strong pull or kick. Their ability to hit a solid line between every stroke helps them keep their speed throughout the race.

 

Check out some of these photos illustrating each athlete hitting a very strict body line:

 

Breaststroke Bodyline Illustration 1

Breaststroke Bodyline Illustration 2

Breaststroke Bodyline Illustration 3

Breaststroke Bodyline Illustration 1

 

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