||Forward start from the block.
||Must swim "on the breast". May have one pull and kick while
fully submerged. Also MAY use one "downward" butterfly kick
with or following the pull, and prior to the breaststroke kick.
MAY be submerged (not required). Head must break the
water surface before hands turn inward at widest part of the
||Arms shall move simultaneously and in the same horizontal
plane, not alternating. Hands recovered under, on or over
from the breast. Elbows under the water except at touch of
turns and finish. Head must break surface during each "stroke
||All vertical and horizontal movements must be simultaneous
with feet turned OUT. Scissors, flutter or butterfly is NOT
|Turn / Finish
||Body must be on the breast, the touch is made with both
hands simultaneously. Head must be submerged after the
last arm pull prior to the touch, provided it breaks the surface
of the water at some point during the last complete or
incomplete cycle preceding the touch.