Basic rules in swimming (Part 2)

Basic rules in swimming (Part 2)

In this article, we continue to share rules to swim safely for all ages. The fact, per type of swimming has unique regulations, so we should discuss it type by type.

From the previous article, we know the rule of freestyle and backstroke. Now we move to two new styles, including frog stroke and Butterfly.

Thirdly, frog stroke

Frog stroke style is also called as breastroke due to similar as a frog’s kick.

Arms and legs stay underwater and move simultaneously on the one horizontal position. Before sweeping water in the body, two hands have to scoop water to both sides then going forward. Swimmer remembers to keep their elbows underwater and pull both hands forward.

About head of swimmer, it must break on the face of water after every stroke. 

About legs, they point toes out to one side, then around and come back together fluently.

Once swimmer practices one kick, he also does one stroke accordingly. Then continue to repeat the next turn until ends.

Every frog stroke race begins by a forward-facing dive from the starting line. When finishing it, swimmer needs to touch two hands on the same horizontal position.

Fourthly, butterfly

Butterfly has a new version of frog stroke invented in 1950s. because swimmers wanted to swim faster than the old style, so they changed movements of legs and arms to match higher speed.

It is combination between using arm on the water and dolphin kick. Actions of butterfly looks like movement of dolphin on the surface of water.

Firstly, both arms are in the water, then coming out at the same time at every kick. While pulling arm, swimmer practice two kicks. The first kick when hand is on water and the another when hand on the surface of water.

About feet, they kick up and down it at the same time.