Sidestroke is great for kids and young adults that want to get into Junior Lifeguarding. This stroke is effective for saving a victim in the water without exhausting the rescuer. We teach sidestroke as a part of our curriculum at 5 Cities Swim School to help with balance in the water. It requires a very strong scissor kick to propel you through the water while the arms extend out to the sides for a push and glide. The head remains out of the water so you can see where you are going, the body is positioned on its side.
Watch how teacher Dustyn teaches the sidestroke kick for dry land training ♂️
Remember, it is equally as important to practice drylands training as it is to practice in the water!