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Basic breaststroke
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Breaststroke
Step two

We will now move onto your arms.

A good tip is to take long stretches between each stroke.

Every time you have pulled with your arms and kicked with your legs you need to stretch your body out to make it long and thin.

Drawing circles with your hands

It is much easier to get your hands and arms to move correctly because you can see them.

A really good tip for breaststroke arms is to make sure you can always see your hands, if you do this it will help to get the arm action right.

Start by stretching your arms out in front of you, just under the surface of the water.

Then press both hands out and round to draw a full circle, making sure your hands stay in front of your shoulders.

Your hands should finish by stretching forwards again.

Everything happens in the water

It is important to remember that your legs and arms should stay in the water all of the time.

This means that you should not be making any splash at all.





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