To do the recovery phase of your arms in Backstroke and Freestyle you need to lift you shoulder out of the water. Here is an example of what it looks like.
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:
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