Learn to swim 200m breaststroke and protect lower back
3.9 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
522 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Learn to swim 200m breaststroke and protect lower back to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Learn to swim 200m breaststroke and protect lower back

WEST Breaststroke swim course will let you learn how to swim breaststroke according to your flexibility & abilities
3.9 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
522 students enrolled
Created by Ori Sela
Last updated 4/2017
Current price: $12 Original price: $20 Discount: 40% off
4 days left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Training 5 or more people?

Get your team access to Udemy's top 2,000 courses anytime, anywhere.

Try Udemy for Business
What Will I Learn?
  • Swim 200 m breaststroke
  • Elongate your muscles
  • Loosen your lower back and neck
  • Strengthen your core muscles
  • Learn to swim according to your flexibility and abilities
View Curriculum
  • You will need to have a fins and googles
  • If you have neck pain it is recommended to bring a swimming snorkel

You probably heard that breaststroke is not healthy or even worse that it's going to heart and cause pain to your lower back?? So You are right and wrong, you will cause pain if you swim like Olympian swimmers, no you won't cause pain if you swim in the WEST swimming technique which was developed in order to loosen your body and protect neck and lower back.

So what is the difference? And why is WEST swimming technique breaststroke the best swimming technique for people above the age of 21?

70% of the people around the world at the age of 21+ suffer from lower back pain, when we swim the “normal" breaststroke we create an arch on our body which can lead to stress in our knees, lower back, shoulders and neck, you don't need to be an expert to understand that throwing your hands above the water while starting the legs is too painful for your lower back.

You probably ask why even bother on learning breaststroke? Maybe learn to swim freestyle? Breaststroke works on the greatest number of muscle groups in the body compare to all the other strokes, the breaststroke is important in order to strengthen more muscles in our body in order to protect our joints.

In this breaststroke WEST swimming technique course you will learn how to elongate your muscles, you will understand why you should stretch your hands under the head and glide 3 seconds, in this swimming course you don't need to think we did the thinking for you, you will follow the workout step by step, see amazing videos and drills, learn and improve your breaststroke and adopt it to our crazy way of life.

WEST swimming technique looks at each person as if he has a herniated disk in his lower back and neck even if he doesn't have pain at all.

After treating thousands of people each month WEST swimming experts understand that by loosening your neck & lower back you will learn and swim much easier and faster.

WEST swimming Academy trains hundreds of instructors each year, and treat thousands from pain with this revolutionary swimming technique.

Don't just swim!! swim according to your flexibility and abilities!!

Swim in the WEST way to swim.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to improve your swimming technique in breaststroke
  • People who have lower back pain and want to learn how to swim differently and elongate lower back muscles
  • People that have hydrophobia shouldn't take the course.
Compare to Other Swimming Courses
Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures 23:28
Learn to swim breaststroke workout 1
13 Lectures 16:02
5 Steps to understand Breaststroke WEST

Download all your 4 WEST Learn to swim breaststroke workouts

First lesson what will we learn?

Understand if your are A,B or C and it will help you swim faster WEST

Workout sheet #1- Read, understand and go to the pool with a big smile

Walking with arms circling:

We walk in the water and perform wide circles with our arms. We want to stretch our arms forward shaped like an arrow with one palm touching the other.

We do a wide slow circle in the water, keeping our arms underwater the whole time, till our hands touch our belly, at which point we go back to the arrow position.

We try to keep our back as straight as possible during the walk. We take a breath the moment we open our arms, and exhale once we close them to an arrow. We do it all very slowly and calmly.

Learn breaststroke 1- walking with circles

Learn breaststroke 2- floating and standing up

Learn breaststroke 3- Circles with the hands and standing up.

Adjustment 4-Kicking & Standing with fins.

Stretching 4- Fin Stretch

Learn breaststroke in WEST swimming technique

Arms circling, legs kicking using fins + flipping on our back and standing up

We move our arms in circles and wait 3 seconds in an arrow position. During the wait our legs gently kick using fins. We do this drill without exhaling throughout the swim and shortly before we run out of air, we exhale through our nose, flip on our back and slowly stand up. Unlike swimming without fins, where we can bring our knees to our belly, we shouldn't try this with fins because we might cause unnecessary pressure to our back, swallow water, and find it very hard to stand.

Learn breaststroke 4- Arms circling with fins

Stretch 1- hand on chest stretch

Stretch 2- Hands behind the back holding the wall
Learn to swim breaststroke workout #2
8 Lectures 09:49
Workout sheet #2 Read, Download & go to the pool with a big amile

Learn to swim breaststroke in WEST swimming technique

Walking with arms circling + lifting the head after 3 seconds

We walk for 3 seconds with our arms in an arrow position, head in the water facing down, slowly exhaling through our nose. After 3 seconds we open up our arms in the water and lift our head using the arms' strength and not the neck's.

As we open our arms we breathe slowly and then put our head back in the water and the arms in an arrow position

Learn to swim breaststroke 5- Walking and breathing

Swimming freestyle in WEST swimming technique highlights 5B

loosen shoulder & neck 1- shoulder WEST swimming technique shake

Learn breaststroke 6- Circling+fin+head up

Stretch -3- Hands behind the back standing up

Stretch 8- Elbow behind the head

Stretch 10 - Arrow to the sky
Learn to swim breaststroke workout #3
7 Lectures 07:26
What will we learn in the 3rd swimming workout?

Swimming workout #3 Read and go to the pool with a big smile.

Learn breaststroke 7- Legs circling

Stretch 6- Head to knee stretch

Stretch 7- Heel to bottom stretch

Learn breaststroke 8- Separated arms and legs

Learn freestyle 2- Gliding windmill
Learn to swim breaststroke workout #4
5 Lectures 03:29
What will we learn in the last and 4th swimming workout?

Swimming workout sheet# 4 - Read and go to the pool with a big smile.

Learn to swim breaststroke in WEST swimming technique

Breaststroke swimming with separated movements and breathing.

We do a slow circle with our arms and at the same time lift our head for breathing. It's very important to lift the head as part of the arms movement and not the neck's. All this time we keep our legs closed and straight. Once our head enters the water we start folding our legs towards our bottom, circling with our legs as we've learned, close our legs and wait in an arrow position keeping our arms and legs straight for 3 seconds.

Learn breaststroke 9- Separated breaststroke with breathing

Learn breaststroke 10- fast and glide WEST swimming technique breaststroke

Congratulation you finished the WEST swimming breaststroke
About the Instructor
Ori Sela
4.6 Average rating
195 Reviews
4,372 Students
12 Courses
Founder and CEO at "Water World" & WEST swimming technique

Hi, I'm Ori Sela, owner and professional manager of Water World and WEST swimming technique, the healthiest swimming technique in the world.

I grew up next to the sea and never left the water since, the water was the only place I could feel good, alive, it helped me treat my ADHD & my ballet disk.

I dedicate my life to give back  humanity the love  the water gave me.

Today, after passing the age of 44, I have an amazing wife, Tami & 4 kids, Tom,Libby, Dean &Reef and over 30 years of experience as a swimmer, a qualified hydro therapist, swimming coach, babies swimming instructor, Watzu, Jahara and shiatsu therapist, triathlon coach, open water coach, therapeutic swimming instructor, pregnant women coach and for my mom - hold a BA in business & marketing from IDC, Herzliya.

But most importantly, I work with thousands of babies, kids and adults, some of which suffer lower back or neck pains, recover from CVA or an accident, or fighting a fear of the water, and teach them the right way to swim.

Today, Water World is one of the biggest most professional swimming and hydrotherapy clubs in the world with over 140 coaches and therapists working in the water, believing in the water and the strength it can give you.

I believe people are different and every man or women needs to swim according to their own unique DNA. What's right for Michael Phelps is probably not right for you, and what's right for you is not right for Muhammad, Charles, Jennifer or Tom.

I am here in this world to help people; I believe in the water and love the water with every part of my body and every breath I take.

Join us, and feel amazing, you will know that it is right for you.

Coached, swam and claimed the World record with 5 of my friends in the longest relay open water swim, from Cyprus to Israel and swam with his team 377 km, in order to raise the awareness on the issue of sea pollution in the Mediterranean (in association with Zalul NGO).

The Dream – to teach and heal millions of people who suffer from lower back pain all around the world with the WEST (Water World Swimming Therapy ) swimming technique and all online.

In Addition – Ori gives consultations on building and operating swimming pools.

Ori talked about “The Power Of The Sea" in TEDx Nicosia and told his story as a problematic child until breaking a world record.