View Full Version : Over water recovery on Breast stroke!
08-10-2000, 08:27 PM
08-10-2000, 10:28 PM
It all depends on who you talk to! Some coaches love it and some hate it. Personally I love it and have been coaching it for many years. The effectiveness of the over water recovery greatly depends on the ability of the swimmer to perform an effective (fast and powerfull)insweep. If you watch top swimmers swimming Breaststroke and Medley events you will see 80%-90% using an over the water recovery.....this speaks volumes.
08-10-2000, 11:24 PM
The idea of using overwater recovery is to get a "push" on "still" water rather than pushing through under or on the surface and then battling eddies to get to full streamlining as the leg stroke takes effect
Carole Benton (Mrs)
for 1066 Swimmers
25-10-2000, 07:24 AM
A good over the water recovery is very much dependant upon the flexibility (lower back) and streamlining (front) of the swimmer.
It is only worth doing, if it can be done well, and not just for the sake of it or because you saw it on telly.
A swimmers needs to be about to lean/dive into the stroke, maintaining a high elbow, therefore streamlining and flexibility are essential.
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