DPS Breaststroke!

So, in contrast, you have the distance per stroke stroke which requires less undulation than the fast recovery, but you do see more of a spectrum on this stroke style. So whereas the faster recovery you pretty much always see a lot of undulation, if you see someone swimming with the distance per stroke stroke, it could be much more across the board with how much undulation, they have. The goal here is to maximize the time that you hit your body line. In a distance per stroke stroke you’ll still go through the recovery but you spend a lot of time in your glide position because you’ve done a lot of work, but you now are maximizing that position which is a very low drag coefficient associated with it. You’re zooming through the water instead of trying to come up and down, up and down, up and down. With both of these strokes, swimmers have swum fast. Coaches, if we’re talking about technique then we are very concerned about which way is the right way to do this, but the reality is, there isn’t a right way, there’s a better way for each of your swimmers to swim based on of their Anthropomorphic measures. So, how much do they weigh? How tall are they? What’s their current ability level? what are their goals? What is the race distance that they’re doing, are they doing the 100 Breaststroke or the 200 Breaststroke? These can sway the answer. So, putting together the pieces of the puzzle and understanding the pros and cons of each of these strokes, and where they’re more applicable for most swimmers is important, but then to remember that at the end of the day, your swimmer is different than every other that’s out there. Every person is unique and making sure that they have the best technique for them is very important.