Butterfly Stroke

Swimming Butterfly – How to Breathe

Breathing In While swimming butterfly, breathing is initiated by kicking a little bit harder during the second dolphin kick. Look downward and slightly forward while breathing in. 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 water …

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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. Video Demonstration 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, …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Body Dolphin Butterfly Drill

Body-Dolphin Butterfly is the next drill in our series of drills to learn the butterfly stroke. It allows you to practice the butterfly stroke movements with a trick that prevents fatigue and so you can better focus on your swimming technique. In the previous drill, Hip-Delay Butterfly, you added a few body dolphins in the …

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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. As you …

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