Swim School – Breaststroke Kicking

Appropriate age: 6 years – 10 years

Appropriate Level: Angelfish, Stingray, Dolphin

Why is this skill important: Practicing these basic skills on land will enhance skills and provide opportunity for the child to succeed when developing their skills in the pool. This is a difficult skill so additional practice will assist in learning and progression.

Key points include; 

-Turning feet to an outward pointing position (plantar Flexion)

-Knees remain close together, no wider than shoulder width

-Key language to assist with kicking action “bend, flex, kick, glide”

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