Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Inhaling While swimming butterfly, breathing is initiated by kicking a little bit harder during the second dolphin kick. This makes your upper body rise a little bit higher above the water surface during the body undulation. Inhaling occurs as soon as the mouth clears...
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...
The Butterfly Stroke – Overview

The Butterfly Stroke – Overview

The butterfly stroke has a special place among the competitive swimming strokes. It has a reputation of being hard to learn. It is quickly exhausting. Yet when you have mastered this stroke, swimming a few lengths of butterfly can be a lot of fun because of its...

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