with Kevin Zacher,
Scottsdale Aquatic Club Head Coach;
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 5 certified coach;
ASCA Arizona Coach of the Year (2007, 2014, 2016)
In this video, Kevin Zacher explains the importance of body alignment and kick to encourage forward motion in the breaststroke. He then gives several breaststroke kick progressions that will not only allow swimmers to practice their technique, but also allow coaches to see and address any inconsistencies that swimmers may be facing.
Advanced Breaststroke Progression
Coach Zacher provides drills that will strengthen a swimmer's breaststroke pull and help them maintain good timing and rhythm. The "Moose Drill" encourages swimmers to focus on feeling for the appropriate timing between the breaststroke kick and glide.
Other progressions include:
Starts, Pullouts, and Turns
The objective of the breaststroke start is to get into the water with as much speed as possible, carry that speed into the pullout, and transfer to the breakout. Zacher finishes by explaining the body position needed for a great breaststroke pullout and start. He also gives a simple progression for the breaststroke turn that will help any new swimmer properly execute his/her turn.
Nothing has been left out of this video - building the stroke from the kick up, developing upon each step of the turn, and the importance of staying tight and straight on the start. By layering his breaststroke drills progressively, Kevin Zacher has created an easy-to-follow guide that will help coaches find better ways to instruct their swimmers, regardless of skill level.
60 minutes. 2018.
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