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Presented by Nick Baker, Camp Director
Nike Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp in June Chicago, IL

Peak Performance Swim Camp: Breaststroke Kick

Peak Performance Swim Camp Breaststroke Kick

KICK YOUR OWN BUTT TO KICK BUTT! To derive maximum propulsion from your breaststroke kick, you must be able to draw your heels to "butt height" or higher, before kicking back. Very few swimmers can do this due to a lack of flexibility in the quadricep muscles and hip flexors. The kick is the major source of propulsion in breaststroke, and to generate maximum propulsion you must be able to draw your heels to butt height. Maximizing range of motion is a key to maximizing kicking propulsion.

Learn more from Coach Baker at one of his Peak Performance Swim Camps, located at various locations across the United States and abroad. Teaching, not training, is the first step to swimming excellence. Coach Baker and his PEAK coaches are experts at teaching competitive swimming skills and have been said to run the best swim camps for competitive swimmers. They simplify the material, create an appetite for learning, and boost swimming performance. Give your child the essential skills they need to compete.

About Peak Performance Swim Camp

Olympic Coach Nick Baker, Founder and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp, is the creator of the PEAK approach. He has conducted more than 400 swim camps and clinics over the past 19 years. Joining Coach Baker on deck is a host of highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years coaching experience. Many of our coaches have worked with Coach Baker for numerous years and employ his positive coaching philosophy and holistic training approach to competitive swimming.

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