Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The point that I stress is the timing. The feet come up to recover the kick as the arms pull apart. The legs recover as the arm provides power. Then the arms can recover while the legs give the propulsion.
To often in scholastic swimmers, the legs stay together as the pull begins and then when the legs do recover and come up the arms are in a recovery too. That stops the swimmer's forward movement as the recovery of the legs is matched with the timing of the recovery of the arms. That's a no-no.
Mostly, swimmers need to kick breastroke sooner. Or, put another way, swimmers need to hold the glide of the arms until the legs are ready to explode up into the recovery.