Breaststroke kick is one of the most challenging techniques of swimming. A powerful breaststroke kick relies on having great flexibility in the hips and dorsiflexion of the ankles.
Current 200m backstroke world record holder Missy Franklin once again holds the top seed in the event headed into Omaha.
Katinka Hosszu will take on one of the toughest world records on the books in Rio: the women’s 400 IM.
James Guy will be one to watch out for at the European Championships in London.
While swimming, breathing is not that simple. The questions ‘How often do we breathe?’ ‘Where do we breathe?’ or even ‘How do we breathe?’ are legitimate ones. The answers are not that obvious, either.
Having great speed in breaststroke kick is one of the techniques that led Olympian Rebecca Soni to gold medals in the Beijing and London Olympics.
Could the Netherlands flip the script and upset Australia in the 4×100 Freestyle relay?
Rebecca Soni: “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.
Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.
Six-Time Olympic Medalist Joins World-Class Athletes in ROKA Family
DeSantis and the Viking take a look at the stats to determine how much past Olympic experience should weigh in toward national selection criteria.
Stroke rate for breaststroke is quite variable, particularly for the 200. Regardless, the speed at which the legs are drawn forward and push backward to provide propulsion is critical.
We recently chatted with Rebecca about life after Olympic glory, overcoming obstacles, and some of her proudest moments outside of swimming.
In this intense 20 minute Vinyasa flow yoga practice, we focus on stretching these regions of the legs that tend to be tight in swimmers. (Featured image: Rebecca Soni)
2:29 has gone from average to obsolete, a 2:25 has gone from a top-ranked swim to average, and instead of swimmers gunning for under 2:25, the world is looking at the 2:20 mark as the new barrier in the women’s 200m breaststroke.