How do you do it? What is wrong with this picture?
I was at the Blue Dolfins Halloween meet today and I saw a few young swimmers doing something wrong… The backstroke breakout!
I normally tell young athletes to concentrate on the “angle of attack” off the wall and to have a gentle angle to decrease the amount of water drag. This could be huge! How?
You coaches out there can teach the action to visual learners with the angle of your hand or a picture like the title picture (showing the swimmer what happened!), or you can get in the water! Haha! You can even explain it in parts. My favorite thing to do with the kids is to illustrate the pictures, or show another swimmer who does it great! Maybe a video on YouTube? Who knows, but I will tell you, this little step will help you tremendously…the Angle of Attack!
Here is a great way to do it...article from Active.com!