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How To Improve Your Breaststroke Timing

proper way to reduce breaststroke timing

An issue with watching elite athletes often is that we attempt to emulate exactly what they are performing, even if their style of swimming doesn’t necessarily match what the genetic lottery gave us. I’m going to share some best tips+workout to improve your breaststroke timing, Have a look:-

Make your objectives work and consistency to reduce breaststroke timing

You can’t usually manage how you are going to really feel in the water on a everyday basis. There are occasions I slip in the water and I feel utterly unstoppable, although on other individuals I really feel like I am swimming through molasses.

Regardless of how the water treats me that day, I am going to give the very same work.Invest in the work and effort, the outcomes will spring naturally from them.

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Here is how to do it:

  • Do breaststroke arms you usually would.
  • Instead of completing each and every stroke cycle with a breaststroke kick, hold a continuous flutter kick going behind you.
  • Keep a continuous, higher tempo stroke rate.
  • Also performs properly for non-breaststrokers as it elevates the heart rate and builds upper body energy.
  • Commence with your hand and in a Y position, hands just outside the elbows.
  • The swimmer only does the catch phase of the pull; make sure that the elbows remain up and reaches the position that he would usually begin the pulling motion.
  • Hands then slide back out front.
  • Perform 4 cycles of the sculling motion and then launch into a complete stroke cycle.
  • This drill can be either completed strictly pull “with or without having a pull buoy to force more core connection or with a slight flutter kick to hold it as more of a teaching drill.”

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  • Lift your shoulder to bring your face out of the water to breathe. Don’t raise your head – let the head naturally rise with the shoulders so your chin is resting just above the water.
  • Lifting your head rather than your shoulders can lead to back discomfort and lowers your hips which will enhance resistance.
  • Inhale through your mouth just before letting your shoulders drop as you sweep with your arms. Exhalation generally occurs explosively throughout the glide.


  • Your hands need to touch the wall simultaneously under, at, or above the water surface.
  • Rotate your body on its side as the hips pike, knees tuck and feet plant on the wall.
  • Move your hand over your head to spear and push through the water as your kick off from the wall.
  • Stay streamlined and parallel to the water with your chin on your chest right after} extending your legs.
  • Perform one long, propulsive arm action with your hands staying close to the body line and finishing at your thighs.
  • Keeping your hands close below your body, bring your arms back to the front of your head and powerfully kick to continue momentum.

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Some sample set for improving your breaststroke timing:

  • 300 pull with paddles 25 option, 50 breast :20 seconds rest.
  • 2 x 150 1st and final 50 breast, middle 50 choice :20 seconds rest.
  • 3 x 100 breast with paddles descend 1-3 :30 seconds rest.
  • 4 x 75 swim (no gear) :40 seconds rest, 1st 75 = final 25 , 2nd = last 50, 3rd 75 all fast, 4th = discover way to go faster.
  • 6 x 50 paddles descend 1-{3|three} @ 30 seconds rest
  • 8 x 25 no gear 1 easy, 2 fast :30 seconds rest

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About the author

Sanuj Srivastava

Hello everyone ! myself Sanuj Srivastava, I'm a National swimmer and Computer Olympiad winner. I'm working on writing articles for competitive swimming. If you have some problem in swimming that needs some creative injection then that’s where I come in!
My aim is to bring across your message and identity in the most creative way.


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