Learn to Swim Butterfly: Slide to the Corners Drill

Learn to Swim Butterfly: Slide to the Corners Drill

Slide to the Corners is a drill to learn to swim butterfly. It is the next drill after Hand-Lead Body Dolphin in our series of butterfly stroke drills. Here’s a video that shows this drill: Slide to the Corners lets you practice the setup of the arms before the...
Learn to Swim Butterfly: Hand-Lead Body Dolphin Drill

Learn to Swim Butterfly: Hand-Lead Body Dolphin Drill

Hand-Lead Body Dolphin is a drill that follows Head-Lead Body Dolphin in our series of drills to learn how to swim butterfly. It lets you practice the body undulation with your arms extended forward instead of resting at your sides. The following video shows this...
Learning the Dolphin Kick: Drills and Exercises

Learning the Dolphin Kick: Drills and Exercises

The body undulation and dolphin kick are at the core of the butterfly stroke. It is difficult to swim butterfly well if you haven’t mastered the body undulation first. But once you have mastered it, adding the arm movements is trivial by comparison. So this...
The Dolphin Kick Technique in the Butterfly Stroke

The Dolphin Kick Technique in the Butterfly Stroke

Butterfly stroke swimmers execute a dolphin kick. Both legs do a simultaneous whipping motion with feet pointed. This technique looks a bit like the tail movements a dolphin uses to move forward, hence the name. The following video shows Michael Phelps’ dolphin...
Butterfly Technique – Arm Stroke Movements

Butterfly Technique – Arm Stroke Movements

This butterfly technique article explains how to properly execute the arm stroke movements. Those movements are somewhat similar to the ones used in freestyle. The biggest difference however is that both arms move synchronously. We can clearly see the butterfly arm...
Butterfly Swimming Technique – Body Movements

Butterfly Swimming Technique – Body Movements

Learning proper butterfly swimming technique requires that you first master the wave-like body movements. Once this body undulation has been mastered the dolphin kick and arm stroke often fall into place quite naturally. This article explains how to properly execute...

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