Butterfly Stroke Drills

Learn to Swim Butterfly: Head-Lead Body Dolphin Drill

Head-Lead Body Dolphin is a fundamental drill to learn the butterfly stroke. It lets you practice the body undulation and dolphin kick. The video below shows this swimming drill: Because you don’t use your arms, you have to use body undulation and dolphin kicks to move forward. Once you have mastered this technique, learning the …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Body Dolphin Butterfly Drill

Body-Dolphin Butterfly is the next one of our series of drills to learn the butterfly stroke. It allows you to prevent fatigue and focus on technique. Watch the following video of Body-Dolphin Butterfly: In the previous drill, Hip-Delay Butterfly, you added a few body dolphins after both the underwater arm sweep and after the arm …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Hip-Delay Butterfly Drill

Hip-Delay Butterfly is the next one of our drills to learn how to swim butterfly. The previous drill in this series was Stoneskipper. Hip-Delay Butterfly teaches you the movements and the timing of the butterfly arm recovery. Once you have mastered this drill, you’ll have practiced all the movements needed to swim butterfly. Watch the …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Stoneskipper Drill

Stoneskipper is a drill to learn to swim butterfly. It comes after Slide to the Corners in our series of butterfly stroke drills. Here’s a video showing this drill: Stoneskipper lets you practice both the underwater arm sweep and the correct timing for breathing. In fact, you can see this drill as combining hand-lead body …

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