Through the provision of interactive training modules, we are improving the quality of swimming training and teaching around the world. The Laurie Lawrence method of teaching breaststroke focuses on many different factors. It starts with isolating the kicking and pulling skills so that quick, efficient and correct mastery of breaststroke is achieved.
The first recorded Olympic breaststroke was over 200 meters. The winner was British swimmer Frederick Holman in 3 minutes 9.2 seconds. Another British swimmer, named William Robinson, came in second place.
Breaststroke is the most challenging stroke
For most young children breaststroke is the most challenging stroke to learn. Breaststroke is challenging because the kick requires dorsiflexion of the foot. This in conjunction with plantarflexion, which is in use in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. For most swimming teachers, the major mistake made is that they try to progress children too quickly. The stroke unfortunately then results in children using an incorrect kick.
Laurie's Method of Teaching
The Laurie Lawrence method of teaching breaststroke focuses on isolating the kicking and pulling skills. As a result, quick, efficient and correct mastery of breaststroke is achieved.
Learning to swim should be a positive experience for both parent and child. There are a number of skills that you need to understand and learn how to teach breaststroke, even if you are a parent.
8 Skills for how to Teach Breaststroke
- Introduction to Breaststroke
- Dead Frog Float
- Breaststroke kicks
- Dividing the skills
- Teaching Breaststroke arms
- Pull and Kick
- Ready for Breaststroke
Now take a look at this short video to give you an overview of what you need to know.
Well done, that is the first step to being better prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist your little one through to becoming a confident and happy little swimmer.
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