Butterfly Tips and Training
Perhaps the one stroke that elicits the greatest love/hate reaction from swimmers, butterfly is always a challenge. From fingers to toes, these tips breakdown the elements of the stroke to help you improve your fly.
Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion looks at how you can save energy while maintaining speed in the butterfly.
By examining the technique of Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman, you can get a unique perspective on the underwater butterfly kick.
This is a great sculling drill that helps swimmers feel the rhythm of fly (and breast) strokes and connect the body to the arms. The sculling at the front end of the stroke helps hold water well out in front of the body.
For a non-IM'er, the individual medley is a daunting, scary event, but swimmers (and triathletes) who favor only one stroke are missing out on a beneficial cross-training opportunity.
Are you slowing down when you push off the pool wall? Olympian Natalie Coughlin helps you improve your underwater kick in this video.