The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

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How to Teach the Breaststroke Kick – Part One

When teaching the breaststroke kick to a young student, using various forms of kinesthetic techniques can work wonders. While no technique will create a “miracle swimmer,”  if you provide the critical components of teaching swimming in your classes your students will pick the skill up before you know it.  Make no mistake about it, all  complex skills take time, lots of practice, and reinforcing.

In this first of three segments of “How to Teach the Breaststroke Kick,”  I will demonstrate my “Reversed High Ten Method” which we use to teach the breaststroke kick at Swim Lessons University.  Take a look:

For more on teaching breaststroke, check out Advanced Swim Strokes 301/302/303:  A Comprehensive Video Course for Training Swimming Instructors, Breaststroke segmentat Swim Lessons University.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame has named Jim Reiser the recipient of the 2015 Virginia Hunt Newman Award for his curriculum and approach in teaching infants, toddlers, and children to swim.  Jim is the first American to win the award in 10 years.

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June 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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