Breaststroke requires a level of skill and coordination that’s challenging to master. To swim fast, you have to balance power with ease, gliding through the water in the most streamlined, efficient way possible. We’re breaking down 6 key elements of breaststroke technique to help you swim faster with less effort, whether you are just learning the stroke or you’re more advanced and want to take a couple tenths off your best time!
Olympic swimmers need to ignore their intuition when it comes to the best ways to propel themselves through the water to glory. Scientists have made several discoveries about the mechanics of swimming since the last summer Games, refuting seemingly obvious assumptions.