Breaststroke

Who should attend?
This workshop is for anyone who can swim and/or glide with their face in the water, and would like to be able swim a smooth, fluid, and sustainable breaststroke. You may be:

  • a swimmer with no experience of the stroke
  • a swimmer with some grasp of the stroke
  • a breaststroker experiencing kneck pain due to swimming with head above the water
  • a breaststroker looking to transform the efficiency of your stroke

You may also be a swimmer who is experiencing back or joint pain that does not respond well to your existing stroke. Whatever your level, this workshop is for you. The workshop will take you through all the practices for breaststroke beginning with the Shaw Method glide, then it will teach you the different phases of the stroke timing – undulation, integrating the leg, arms and in-breath seamlessly.

Aim
During the workshop you will discover how to:

  • harness the natural buoyancy of your body
  • drastically reduce the amount of effort required to swim
  • recognise the importance of the head, neck & back relationship
  • develop an efficient propulsive leg kick
  • recognise the importance of “preparing for movement”

Breaststroke is easy to swim, but harder to swim well. Shaw Method breaststroke improves the mobility of the neck, shoulders, wrists, spine, hips, knees and ankles. It strengthens and tones the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thighs and the hamstrings at the back.

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