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    Breast stroke turns: elbow your brother ...

    Hi, I'm learning the breaststroke turn called "elbow your brother, call your mother". When I push off the wall I'm still rotated, maybe 45 degrees. I'm not flat on my belly. Do I have to be absolutely face down? In a race will I get disqualified for some rotation? How much is OK? Many thanks! Steve

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    Re: Breast stroke turns: elbow your brother ...

    Your fine. You should be somewhat rotated on the pushoff. As long as your are more "toward the breast" than toward the back you are legal. You do want to be completely flat before your first stroke movement, whether dolphin kick or pull down.
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    Re: Breast stroke turns: elbow your brother ...

    Yep, you're going to come off a bit angled, but your momentum off the wall should take you to horizontal pretty quickly.

    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    Re: Breast stroke turns: elbow your brother ...

    Awesome video. Thank you

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