Butterfly Stroke Technique

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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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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Butterfly Technique – Arm Stroke Movements

This butterfly technique article explains how to execute the arm stroke movements properly. Those movements are somewhat similar to the ones used in front crawl. The main difference, however, is that both arms move synchronously. In butterfly the arms recover simultaneously We can see the butterfly arm stroke movements in the following video, starring Michael …

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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 execute this body undulation properly. The undulating movements of the body drive the butterfly stroke Body Movements …

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