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    How do I improve my breaststroke?

    I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on improving my breaststroke. I am currently 17 and I swim four times a week. I have a huge meet on February 25th, but unfortunately I will only be able to attend two practices until then. I currently have a 38.5 on my 50 yards breaststroke and 1:23.83 on my 100 yards breaststroke. Is there anything I can do (in or out of the water) to improve these times? Any tips or workouts would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: How do I improve my breaststroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddyj413 View Post
    I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on improving my breaststroke. I am currently 17 and I swim four times a week. I have a huge meet on February 25th, but unfortunately I will only be able to attend two practices until then. I currently have a 38.5 on my 50 yards breaststroke and 1:23.83 on my 100 yards breaststroke. Is there anything I can do (in or out of the water) to improve these times? Any tips or workouts would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Yes! Read "The Breaststroke Lane" thread on the forums:
    [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=16584"]The Breastroke Lane - U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]

    Read the entire thread; the best breaststroke tips are here; especially from Allen Stark, the King Frog!

    Good luck!


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    Re: How do I improve my breaststroke?

    hello Maddy,

    you want to improve your breastroke but
    you're only able to swim in 2 practices between now and Feb 25th,
    that's 11 DAYS!
    find a way to swim on your own on the days you can't make practice
    5 or 6 times a week would be ideal
    you don't need to do much, here's a sample work out:

    400 warm up

    kick br 200 easy, then
    8 x 25 on 45 or 50
    odds FAST
    evens EASY

    swim
    8 x 25 concentrating on perfect form, then
    8 x 25
    odds fast
    evens easy

    rest 4 to 5 minutes

    50 BR fast REALLY FAST

    50 Br easy

    you could even warm up less
    do the best you can with what you have

    concentrate on pushing off harder and streamlining better to GLIDE further off each wall

    get a [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=204355&postcount=1346"]speedy suit[/ame]


    you could also lift weights and do exercises


    watch youtubes of the best breastrokers and copy their technique
    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=235878&postcount=363"]y[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=234215&postcount=361"]more[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=232147&postcount=339"]http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=232147&postcount=339[/ame]



    Quote Originally Posted by maddyj413 View Post
    I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on improving my breaststroke. I am currently 17 and I swim four times a week. I have a huge meet on February 25th, but unfortunately I will only be able to attend two practices until then. I currently have a 38.5 on my 50 yards breaststroke and 1:23.83 on my 100 yards breaststroke.

    Is there anything I can do (in or out of the water) to improve these times? Any tips or workouts would be appreciated. Thanks!

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