1. Workout your core
The breakout requires a great deal of power
and strength, much of which you derive from
your core. If you work on strengthening your
core you will deﬁnitely notice the difference in
speed as you breakout during your next race.
2. Improve your thoracic mobility
The area between your neck and pelvis must have a
high range of motion during the ﬁrst two strokes of a
breakout to propel your acceleration into the swim. The
mobility is also important during the underwater segment
because dolphin kicking uses a rolling potion in the
abdomen to propel the body in a forward motion.
3. Focus on timing
If you do not have proper timing as you breakout of your turns then your speed and
power are not going to be useful. It takes continuous practice to ﬁnd the sweet spot
in the turn between getting stuck too deep under water and breakout out too late
while you already on the surface. Make sure that you practice at race speed so you
are getting an accurate sense of what you want to do come race day. It may be
helpful to begin practicing the breakout technique at a slower speed and slowly
increasing each time to get a better sense of what you want to do.