Swimming lessons

Backstroke, butterfly stroke, breaststroke and the crawl (freestyle) are the most common techniques. Swimming breaststroke and butterfly stroke is more difficult to master than the backstroke and the crawl.

Classic style (breaststroke)

Breaststroke requires proper synchronization of movement of the swimmer. This is important because you can be disqualified from the competition if you miss even one "jump." When swimming breaststroke, the body floats up and down while moving forward. It is a style quite difficult, so it is not the best choice if you are just starting out and simply want to learn to swim. The basics of this technique lies in the fact that when bending the legs have to do a swing with both hands simultaneously and catch your breath; then when you straighten the legs straighten your arms forward. Here are the details:

Bring your knees to your chest.
Pull out your legs back and straighten them.
By joining the legs, press on the water, pushing forward (frog jump).

Arms movement:
Start by straightening the arms forward.
Perform the circular motion to bring arms to the chest.
Keep your arms slightly angled.
Then the arms are returning to the starting position.

Breathe every time you perform a circular motion of your arms.

Butterfly stroke

Like the breaststroke, butterfly stroke swimming style is quite a difficult style and is not recommended for beginners because it requires perfect synchronization and a large strength and physical condition. When you perform the "jump", the legs move together (imagine a dolphin or siren), the arms move at the same time pushing the water from the top and moving backwards. Torso of the swimmer undulates like a worm, helping to move the body forward.

Bend your knees slightly and keep them together.
Push your feet down, straightening your knees.
For one swing of the arms perform two kicks.

Arms movement:
Straightened ahead arms move under the water backward.
Hands should be arranged in such a way as to push the water well.
Flip arms forward above the water, taking the the starting position.

Breathe at the end of performing arms movement.