How To Swim Underwater
How To Swim Underwater
In this video, Paul and Theo demonstrates how to swim underwater.
Hi I'm Paul, this is Theo from swimminglessonslondon.co.uk.
We're going to give you a few tips on swimming today. You're more than welcome to contact us for any more information or to book a session. Thank you.
So now, were going to give you some pointers on swimming underwater, okay so we'll look at Pheo now who's the student and he's going to first of all, put his hands and head down to the position. And you see there, he's using a breaststroke pull and a breast stroke leg kick and his directing with his hands and arms the water up towards the surface slightly to keep his level down. This is the opposite of what you do in breaststroke really.
And we'll have a look at that again now. So he gets his self down there as early as possible by dropping his head and hands down in the position you wanna go. Imagine a boat that's sinking.
The front of the boat that's sinking will end up going deeper and deeper and that's what we want. We want the front, we want the front of our vessel, our hands and our head (sounds something like: really) nice and deep. Now that way, we can incorporate arms and legs which is a powerful way of moving through the water.
We're also now going to show you a different way of swimming underwater which is using the fly kick or the dolphin kick from the hips. Dive down; push off in streamline position, same as the butterfly kick from the hips, up and down, legs moving together. When you're doing this kick, it's very much a pelvic thrust sort of movement that translates down all the way through the legs.
You need to imagine that your feet are tied together like a mermaid. With Theo you'll see that he's actually starting the movement even above his waist. Starting the movement even from the hands there.
And were now going to look at swimming on your back underwater using the dolphin kick or fly kick. This is used for the transitional stage on backstroke. So we'll look at Theo now starting off on his back, head goes down, hands go down, and push off.
It's the same leg kick as before. So from the hips, both legs together. It's a very effective way to move through the water.
And this is why it is used commonly after a turn to achieve maximum distance, legal distance after a turn in competitive swimming. So that was a guide to swimming underwater. visit us at www.Swimminglessonslondon.co.uk