Butterfly Stroke

Learn to Swim Butterfly: Stoneskipper Drill

Stoneskipper is a drill to learn to swim the butterfly stroke. It comes after Slide to the Corners in our series of butterfly stroke drills. 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 dolphins, head-lead body dolphins …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Slide to the Corners Drill

Slide to the Corners is a drill to learn the butterfly stroke. It comes next after Hand-Lead Body Dolphin in our series of butterfly drills. Slide to the Corners lets you practice the setup of the arms before the underwater pull and its connection to the body undulation. Video Demonstration The following video illustrates this …

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Learn to Swim Butterfly: Hand-Lead Body Dolphin Drill

Hand-Lead Body Dolphin is a swimming drill to learn the butterfly stroke. It follows the Head-Lead Body Dolphin drill in our series of butterfly drills. Hand-Lead Body Dolphin lets you practice the body undulation with your arms extended forward instead of resting at your sides. Being able to do both variants of the body dolphin, …

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Learning the Dolphin Kick: Drills and Exercises

The body undulation and dolphin kick are at the core of the butterfly stroke. Practicing the body undulation underwater helps develop a feel for its movements 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. …

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The Dolphin Kick Technique in the Butterfly Stroke

In the butterfly stroke, swimmers execute a technique with their legs called the dolphin kick. In the dolphin kick, both legs do a simultaneous whipping movement, with the feet pointed. The dolphin kick is a simultaneous whipping motion of both legs This looks a bit like the up and down movements of a dolphin’s tail, …

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