"Phone": null, The swimmer must have returned to a position on the back upon leaving the wall. You will have your knees bent slightly with your body almost completely on your back at close to a 45% angle. Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Wilcox, Abby 8 RIP-IA SCR Girls 8 & Under 100 Yard Backstroke Name Age Team Finals Time 1 Wilcox, Abby 8 RIP-IA 1:34.61 46.50--- Dahlen, Lily 8 DMSF-IA NS Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke Name Age Team Finals Time 1 Li, Adeline 8 UNAT-IA 19.26 2 Rafferty, Payden 8 … This means we now can put our head underwater without being disqualified, and explains what the underwater stroke limits are. "Interests": { "Month": 0, Stroke: Rules for each stroke apply. Some part of swimmer must touch wall at completion of each length. You can GAIN .3 to .5 seconds on your competitors by correctly timing the second stroke. Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Morehouse, Wells W 6 MDIY-ME DQ Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Eastman, Benjamin 7 CCSC-ME DQ Shoulders past vertical toward breast Event 13 Girls 10 & Under 50 Yard Backstroke Name Age Team Finals Time 1 James, Lily E 10 MDI 37.48 2 Marriner, … - When the swimmer leaves the wall on the turn, shoulders should be at or past the vertical toward the breast. Have some one watch your push off, if you have any ripple at the waters surface you are too shallow, go deeper until there is no wake. Keeping your speed high going into the wall allows you to transfer more speed off the wall. FINA SW 5 FREESYTLE. Be sure to quickly bring your heels up to your rear in a tight tuck. I often go 14 yards off each wall on my underwater stroke, coming up a body length ahead of the freestyler in the next lane. Swimmer must be past vertical toward back when he/she leaves the wall. Start: Forward start. Ideally you pull hard near the water surface and just as the hands reach their widest point, the head will just break the water surface. Common Violations. Feet turned out during propulsive part of kick. The shoulders must be at or past vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall. vertical toward breast when feet leave wall. By now your feet will be planted on the wall, hopefully at about the same angle that you dipped your shoulder.About 45 degrees to the water surface should be good. All rights reserved. "The head may be submerged after the last arm pull prior to the touch, provided it breaks the surface of the water at some point during any part of the last complete or incomplete stroke cycle preceding the touch. ITEM R-3: FREESTYLE. "SelectedInterests": null, aware of the turn rule that states "the shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the feet leave the wall." "FirstName": null, Most of us will continue with the open breast turn, which when done correctly will be faster than ever. Recovery by the hands from the breast-on, under, or over the water. New rule changes for breaststroke and butterfly effective March 8th 1998, bring big changes to how we do our turns. "RegistrationStatus": { "Renewal": false, Swimmer is allowed one arm pull and as many kicks as desired at start and turn, but head must surface by the 15-meter mark. Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Jarrett, Autumn 8 DRST-GA NS--- DeJarnette, Hannah 8 SOTL-GA NS Girls 8&U 25 Yard Breast 28.63 ALST Name Age Team Finals Time 1 Green, Lauren 8 JEFF-GA 22.55 ALST 2 Cain, Makaylee 8 JEFF-GA 25.01 ALST 3 Culpepper, Leah 7 HURR2-GA 27.35 ALST 4 Dao, Jayla 7 SAC … Turns: Intermediate turns conform to turn rules for the stroke. Turns: Shoulders at or past vertical toward breast when feet leave wall. Stroke cycle is one arm pull and one leg kick in that order. You must "corkscrew" or twist your shoulders past the vertical before your feet leave the wall. Another is to pull the hands between the legs and hunching the shoulders to make them more narrow at the end of the pull-down. two-hand touch is required. Start: In water facing start end with both hands on gutter or starting grips. "SelectedLmsc": 0, "LastName": null, The new streamline added 2 yards to my underwater stroke. "State": null, Because we dipped our shoulder, we now throw our head straight back from our body position. }, The shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall. Yes, it can be done before you touch the wall. Arms: not in same Horizontal plane Non-simultaneous, two strokes under, Pulled past hipline Body: Not towards breast off wall Shoulders past vertical toward breast - back 1:40.29 1:06.77 1:11.54--- Hayden, Hunter D 12 YNWL-LA DQ Delay initiating turn after past vertical - back 51.09 49.35 1:06.13 44.13--- Culbertson, Nick B 11 YNWL-LA DQ Shoulders past vertical toward breast - back 46.71 53.49 55.60 44.50 Event 4 Girls 13-14 400 Yard IM … Keep the body in an absolute straight line, as your body "Active": false, Many people go down, then up, traveling a longer distance and risking having to float up to the first full stroke. m._____ Shoulders not at or past vertical toward breast off wall. Once the shoulders have turned past vertical toward the breast, the turning action must be continuous (in … Then you breathe late into the inward scull. No alternating, scissors or downward butterfly kicks (except a single butterfly kick during or at the completion the first arm pull after the start and each turn, which must be followed by a breaststroke kick). The body shall be on the breast. During the turn the shoulders may be turned past the vertical toward the breast after which an immediate continuous single arm pull or immediate continuous simultaneous double arm pull may be used to initiate the turn. Both refinements last for less than a second. Once a legal touch has been made, the swimmer may turn in any manner but the shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall and the prescribed breaststroke form must be attained prior to the first arm stroke. This means that we can dive below the waters surface, touch with both hands, and FLIP over like we did in freestyle up until 1962. "Gender": null, Stroke: Any style as long as swimmer remains on back. The body shall be on the breast and the shoulders in line with the water surface. We also bring the other hand up close to the body and then next to the ear where it will come together with the lower hand behind the head as we lunge the body away from the wall we just touched. May not swim legal other strokes during the freestyle leg. Turns: Simultaneous two-hand touch at, above, or below the water surface. "Address": null, "SelectedWorkoutGroup": 0 Swimmer must return to breast (shoulders at or past vertical towards the breast) prior to any kick or stroke. SW 5.1 Freestyle means that in an event so designated the swimmer may swim any style, except that in individual medley or medley relay events, freestyle means any style other than … Takeoffs: Swimmers feet/foot must remain in contact with the starting platform … The shoulders must be at or past the vertical towards the breast when the feet leave the wall and the form prescribed above must be attained from the beginning of the first arm stroke. "Country": null, The swimmer must have returned to a position on the back upon leaving the wall. Copyright © 2010-2020. During the turn the shoulders may be turned past the vertical toward the breast, after which an immediate continuous single arm pull or an immediate continuous simultaneous double arm pull may be used to initiate the turn. 35 Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Doyle, Isabella 5 MM DQ 35 Shoulders past vertical toward breast--- Moss, Reilley 6 FC 11 NS--- Glennon, Gigi 6 BB NS Girls 7-8 25 Yard Free WCSL Record: 14.21 2003 Dani Albright BY Name Age Team Finals Time 1 Browning, Jordan 7 FAST 15.96 2 Maheu, Marissa 8 SCC … At the last stroke before the turn and at the finish, an arm stroke not followed by a leg kick is permitted. As you push off be sure to keep the tightest NEW streamline, narrowing the shoulders as you press the arms behind the head. "Year": 0, I don't even breathe on this first stroke, concentrating on the pull more and finally breathing on the second stroke. Start: In water facing start end with both hands on gutter or starting grips. Pulling in causes the hips to sink, just like putting out an anchor. "ContactInfo": { Start: Forward start. .5 Finish — At the finish, the body shall be on the breast and the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously at, above, or below the water surface. Kick: Must break surface throughout the race after 15M, Turns: Some part of swimmer must touch the wall at completion of each length or required. There are two refinements to the pull-down, one to scull the hands quickly when past the waist, to provide a little more propulsion. You cannot swim as fast as you push off, hold it longer for the 200 than the 100 race. }. The shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall. On each turn, the swimmer is allowed one complete arm pull and leg kick under water. Shoulders past vertical: BaD: No touch at turn and/or finish: BaE: Not on back off wall: BaF: Did not finish on back: BaG: Past vertical at turn: non continuous turning action: BaH: ... Not toward breast off the wall: BfD: Did not bring arms forward and/or backward simultaneously: BfE: Kick: Simultaneous vertical and horizontal movements of the legs. As soon as the lower hand touches you quickly bring it back along the body and extend the palm out to assist in pulling your body into the other direction. You can gain or loose one half a second on the first stroke alone! Submerged past the 15M mark; getting artificial assistance (pulling on lane ropes or pushing off the sides); shoulders past vertical toward breast (not on back); non-continuous turn; independent kicks or pulls during the turn; no touch … "City": null, Guttered pool—feet/toes may be above the water, but not bent over the gutter at any time before or after start. Once a touch has been made, the swimmer may turn in any manner desired." Arms brought forward over water and pulled back simultaneously. Kick: Simultaneous up and down movement. (In one location, it says that the body must be "on the breast", but this is one of the confusing points in how the rules are worded. Shoulders not at or past vertical toward breast off wall. Butterfly: - After the start and each turn, the shoulders must be at or past vertical toward the breast. As the hands pass the chest, bring the heels up to the kick position. 2.BACKSTROKE: 2.BACKSTROKE: i._____ Failure to touch wall during turn. At the turn, shoulders must be past vertical toward the breast when swimmer leaves the wall. Once the body has left the position on the back, any kick or arm pull must be part of the continuous … Sides and backs— When you push off, you should do so on the side you normally turn to in butterfly and breaststroke, but keep in mind that you must push off with your shoulders past vertical (meaning you’re on your back). The mind will amazingly adjust to the distance to the wall. USA Swimming Officials Committee April 2009. After the hunching of the shoulders, quickly bring the hands up the body to the streamline position. Most Common DQ’s: Kick: 2 or more butterfly, scissors, alternating. Head may be submerged after the last arm pull prior to the touch, provided it breaks the There have been two rule changes and a new streamline that changes the way we do the breast turn. { Takeoffs: Swimmers feet/foot must remain in contact with the starting platform until the incoming swimmer has touched the finish wall or pad. If you come up and immediately throw your head up to breath before the hands come inward, you can loose a second to your competitors. breast. Kick: Must break surface throughout the race after 15M. First, "Some part of the swimmer's head shall break the surface of the water at least once during each complete cycle of one arm stroke and one leg kick, in that order, except after the start and each turn the swimmer may take one arm stroke completely back to the legs and one kick while wholly submerged". - The swimmer may take as many underwater dolphin kicks as they want, but the first arm pull must bring them to … "Magazine": null, Once the body has left the position on the back, any kick or arm pull must be part of the … Section 3. } When the arms come together in the streamline, begin your kick to the surface. After about three seconds the pull-down is essentially an explosive butterfly stroke with the hands going back to the legs, as provided for in the rule. Please use another browser like: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. n. _____ Head did not break surface by 15 meters. You can roll past vetical while taking your last armstroke ("turn the shoulders past vertical toward the breast") and make contact with (grab/touch) the wall. The heels should crash hard together. Original Site by. Keep the body in an absolute straight line, as your body gradually becomes parallel to the water's surface. Common Violations: Submerged past the 15M mark; alternating kick; scissors kick; non-simultaneous arm stroke; underwater recovery; non-simultaneous or one-hand … "The head must break the surface of the water before the hands turn inward at the widest point of the second stroke". Third, the new rule change eliminates the underlined from the rule book: "At each turn, the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously at, above, or below the water surface, and the shoulders shall be in line with the water surface." Try to hold one depth below the water surface during the push off and the following under water pull-down. Finish: May be completely submerged at the finish. The prescribed form on the breast should be attained before the start of the arm pull after the swimmer has surfaced at each turn. }, "Zip": null, This allows us to dip our shoulders going into each turn, much faster than having to touch with the shoulders level to the water, and allows the possibility of Breast and Fly FLIP turns. Once a touch has been made, the swimmer may turn in any manner desired. (3) Breaststroke to Freestyle — The swimmer must touch as described in 101.2.4. May be submerged after start and each turn for not more than 15 meters where head must break surface. e. Finish– At the finish the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously at, above or below the water surface. }, "Email": null, Finish: At the finish the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously at, above, or below the water surface. Head must break surface at widest part of second pull. Simultaneous arm movement in same horizontal plane. Butterfly: Forward start. "SwimmerId": null, 2CPast vertical at turn: Delay initiating turn 6TOther: 2DPast vertical at turn: Multiple Strokes 2EToes over lip of gutter after the start MISCELLANEOUS 2FHead did not break surface by 15 meters 7AFalse start (FS) 2GRe-submerged 7BDeclared false start (DFS) 2HNot on back off wall 7CDid not finish (DNF) 2LShoulders past vertical toward breast … Must level-off before first arm pull or kick. i._____ Failure to touch … As you push off be sure to keep the tightest NEW streamline, narrowing the shoulders as you press the arms behind the head. It will take a very flexible individual to do it; probable some young lady will be first to flip the breast turn. It has been proven the kick should be narrow to reduce water resistance, so it is very important to finish the kick. 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