BRS11 Category: Fly kick with Breaststroke
Breaststroke arm stroke combined with a body dolphin undulation. The propulsive down kick connects with the timing of the glide phase of the upper body.
Note: Much of the industry is moving toward a ‘flat’ breaststroke with little-to-no undulation (as do we at swimmersbest) and to that end, this drill may not be a good choice. However, most ‘arms only’ drills for breaststroke will naturally involve a minor undulation of the legs. This is not necessary but mostly due to the swimmer’s frustration of how slow they move from a breaststroke arm propulsion only.
Trains a body dolphin undulation as part of a breaststroke
Trains a thrust into the glide phase of the breaststroke
- Most of these drills can be done with or without a pull buoy (to keep the hips high)
- Paddles such as the Glide paddle can help focus on the recovery phase of the stroke
- Power Bags on the feet or calves can train a high lower body during the glide phase
BRS11-01 Fly Kick with Breaststroke (single arm or dual arm)
BRS11-02 Pulse Drill – Breaststroke
- 2 body dolphins on surface, following by 2 full breaststrokes. This combines the undulation of a Fly along with the breaststroke arm stroke. The undulation can be separated from a full breaststroke (Pulse drill) or can be combined such as an undulation + breaststroke arms only.
- Trains a full undulation as part of the breaststroke
BRS11-03 3 Fly / 3 Breast
- 3 full butterfly strokes, followed by 3 full breaststrokes
- This can have many variations such as single arm butterfly strokes, followed by breaststrokes.