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Thanks for the questions. You have the right idea about the hands, but I would say you need more rotation. In the first part of the stroke you should be pulling with your lats because of the rotation. Try putting on paddles and see how it feel, but do it slowly. Every time you modify your stroke you should start slowly with a lot of repetitions. If it feels right it is probably right, if not there most be another way.
For breaststroke, your back does need to be arched when you are taking a breath but then straight when you are gliding with your hands in front. Maybe you are diving too deep with your hands and head and that is why your feet come up?
I hope this helps.
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