Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

At the Race Club, Coach Gary Hall teaches Breaststroke by incorporating two different swimming techniques for Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill. Also known as Cobra Breaststroke this swim drill helps all our Swimmers become faster by allowing them to focus on the timing of the strike phase. By adding fins we increase the speed as well as the amount of drag that creates a greater ‘feeling’ in the water.

Gary Hall, Sr., Technical Director and Head Coach of The Race Club (courtesy of TRC)

Gary Hall, Sr., Technical Director and Head Coach of The Race Club (courtesy of TRC)

Learning how to swim fast Breaststroke is difficult especially timing the strike phase. One thing all fast swimming techniques in Breaststroke have in common is being streamline during the strike phase. Olympic Gold medalist and World Record Holder Rebecca Soni says, “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites! For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being able to work on the timing of the stroke. The timing is the most important variable in this stroke! And there is no better way to work on it than through different drills. When doing dolphin kick breaststroke, I always like to harness the feeling of falling forward in the stroke. It is this feeling that I chase, both in practice and in competition.”

Read Rebecca’s Aqua Note on #dolphinkickbreast here: http://bit.ly/1ujecAG

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5 Comments on "Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video"

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Great video ! Enjoyed the information.

Swim Whisper

These videos are great and I reference them frequently for my athletes. There was a day when the top of the head could not go underwater. This beautiful stroke has come a long way! Thank you so much!

cynthiacurran

The breaststroke pull and fly kick is fun.

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