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Swimming Basics - Front crawl how to breathe to the side (freestyle)
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Swimming Basics - Front crawl how to breathe to the side (freestyle)

Have you ever wondered why swimmers breathe to the side when swimming front crawl (freestyle)? In this video, Adam explains why we want to breathe to the side to help our body position, reduce water resistance, and speed up our swimming. Breathing to the side will help you swim for longer as it is more efficient and causes less strain on your body during your swimming workout. Adam also talks about the difference in breathing every 2 or 3 strokes and which could work best for you. Or why you might want to do one or the other in certain scenarios, for example, sighting when outdoor swimming (open water) or swimming in a pool for exercise. This video is part of our swimming basics playlist, please take a look at our other videos to see if we can help you improve or learn swimming. As always, we hope this video is informative and helps you on your swimming journey; thank you very much for watching! Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 00:33 - Body position 01:16 - Breathing to the side demonstration 02:27 - Recovery and putting your face back in the water 03:00 - Swimming demonstration 04:03 - Blowing out air underwater 05:03 - Breathing every 2 vs 3 strokes 07:04 - Questions and swimming basics playlist Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or queries on this topic. We will happily respond to your questions or create a new video based on them. For more tips and advice for beginners, visit our channel @AaquaticsUK, where we have an extensive selection of free educational videos. #swimming #frontcrawl #freestyle #howtoswim #breathing More is available in written format on our Aaquatics University page: www.aaquatics.com/AAQU Our recommended swim essentials: https://www.aaquatics.com/swimessentials ------------------- Music: Sappheiros - "Embrace" is under a Creative Commons license
Swimming Basics - How to swim breaststroke: Timing, breathing and full stroke
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Swimming Basics - How to swim breaststroke: Timing, breathing and full stroke

If you are new to swimming, breaststroke is a great first stroke to learn. It is also great to add to your swim session for a full-body workout by utilising your shoulder and pectoral muscles. In this video, Adam talks about seven areas of the breaststroke stroke: timing, body position, technique, breathing, speed and power, the glide, and any common problems you may face when swimming breaststroke. This video is part of our swimming basics playlist and is part 3 of 3 our How to Swim breaststroke series. We strongly recommend you watch the swimming basics - legs (part 1) and arms (part 2) before coming back to watch this video. As always, we hope this video is informative and helps you on your swimming journey; thank you very much for watching! Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 00:45 - Three magic words 01:30 - About breaststroke 02:00 - Body position 04:13 - Timing 05:09 - Breathing 05:57 - Common problems breathing 06:52 - Common problems with arms 08:01 - Summary Please let us know if you have any questions or queries on this topic by leaving a comment below. We will happily respond or even create a new video based on your questions. For more tips and advice for beginners, visit our channel @AaquaticsUK, where we have an extensive selection of free educational videos. #swimming #breaststroke #howtoswim More is available in written format on our Aaquatics University page: www.aaquatics.com/AAQU Our recommended swim essentials: https://www.aaquatics.com/swimessentials ------------------- Music: Sappheiros - "Embrace" is under a Creative Commons license
Swimming Basics - How to do Breaststroke Arms | Aaquatics
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Swimming Basics - How to do Breaststroke Arms | Aaquatics

Are you a new swimmer or not too confident in the water? Breaststroke is a fantastic first stroke to learn and is easy on the joints if you have any injuries (especially shoulder or back injuries). It is also great for new swimmers or swimmers that don't yet like to put their face in the water - this stroke can help you get used to floating and moving under your own steam, ready to practice with your face in the water. In this video, Adam covers the basics of breaststroke arms, some common problems, and how to add power to the stroke. This is part 2 of 3 in our breaststroke series - check out our swimming basics playlist for the legs and full-stroke videos. Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 01:20 - breaststroke arms 02:50 - Demonstration 03:48 - Common problems 05:00 - Underwater demonstration 05:10 - Using breaststroke as a workout 05:55 - Injuries 06:37 - Swimming basics playlist Please let us know if you have any questions or queries on this topic by leaving a comment below and we will happily respond or even create a new video based on your questions. For more tips and advice for beginners, visit our channel @AaquaticsUK, where we have an extensive selection of free educational videos. More is available in written format on our Aaquatics University page: www.aaquatics.com/AAQU Our recommended swim essentials: https://www.aaquatics.com/swimessentials ------------------- Music: Sappheiros - "Embrace" is under a Creative Commons license
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