Teaching and Correcting Breaststroke
Jerome coaches and teaches swimming to children of various age groups and asks the following questions about breaststroke.
“What I find is that there is an inconsistency in the style of breaststroke taught. Although I feel confident in the type of stroke that I want, I feel that some coaches are more focused on teaching a legal breaststroke rather then a legal and fast breaststroke. I often do stroke correction where there is a problem with the arms or the legs. Often the swimmer thinks that they are doing what you’ve asked when they are in fact not. I find it is a case of getting the mind to recognise which muscle group to work and when. Is there an easier method to correcting screw kicks. Secondly I find it hard to get the swimmers to lunge forward when they take a breath. Only the few grasp the idea. How can I get it through to the majority?”