Tips & Training

Butterfly Technique and Race Trends

5/28/2013

Dana Vollmer swims the fly at the 2010 Long Beach Grand Prix.BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT

This free web presentation gives an easily understood and detailed analysis of how butterfly is swum properly and effectively. Using video and pictures for demonstration, the foundation for the best stroke for most swimmers is established.

Technique should certainly be catered to the individual, and many variations exist that experience success, but the thoughts in this presentation were formulated based on what is most common among the best swimmers in the world.

There are three priorities for the butterfly stroke:

1. The Catch
2. Pressing Forward
3. The Kicks

All other aspects of the stroke should be shaped around those priorities. Please check out the web presentation to learn more about this technique perspective and how the best swimmers are racing butterfly.

Web presentation: http://usaswimming.adobeconnect.com/p4qjl5xkfg3/  

PowerPoint slides: http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/798d7dea-cdaf-4d95-8a63-35db6f693f7c/Butterfly.pdf


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