How to improve the Butterfly stroke

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by Aniruddha Bildika » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I am trying to improve my butterfly stroke for long time but I am not
getting success on it.

Andy

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by jean sterlin » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am trying to improve my butterfly stroke for long time but I am not
> getting success on it.

     Swim Magazine had an article a couple of years ago about fly.  The
article suggested swimming several 25s (perhaps ten or twenty) in which
you do two strokes of quality fly, then easy freestyle.  As you become
more proficient, you can increase the number of strokes of fly until you
swim the whole 25 all fly.  The article said that too many people do
about two strokes of real good butterfly and the rest is a mess, so many
swimmers don't know what good fly feels like.  I tried what Swim
suggested, and I think it improved my butterfly a lot.

                                                Jean S.

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by Robert W. McAdam » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am trying to improve my butterfly stroke for long time but I am not
> getting success on it.

You might try getting a copy of Total Immersion's new Butterfly and
***stroke video.  It's available at http://SportToday.org/.

Bob

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by Isiaf » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>You might try getting a copy of Total Immersion's new Butterfly and
>***stroke video.  It's available at http://SportToday.org/.

With something like 40 drills, it should be a good investment.  The little I
have seen of it was been motivating.

Sling Skate

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by Michael Ede » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00

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> swim the whole 25 all fly.  The article said that too many people do
> about two strokes of real good butterfly and the rest is a mess, so many
> swimmers don't know what good fly feels like.  I tried what Swim
> suggested, and I think it improved my butterfly a lot.

>                                                 Jean S.

Yeah, "Perfect practice makes perfect" :).
I'd also note that the kick is foundation for a strong fly.  First thing may
be to examine your kick to ensure that it is not too deep.  If you have ever
used a mono fin you prob. have a good idea of what a dolphin kick shold
look/feel like.

GL
Mike

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by anne mcnerne » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I was looking for a good warm-up that I can do in the morning when I swim.
Any suggestions?

MK

Quote:


> > I am trying to improve my butterfly stroke for long time but I am not
> > getting success on it.

>      Swim Magazine had an article a couple of years ago about fly.  The
> article suggested swimming several 25s (perhaps ten or twenty) in which
> you do two strokes of quality fly, then easy freestyle.  As you become
> more proficient, you can increase the number of strokes of fly until you
> swim the whole 25 all fly.  The article said that too many people do
> about two strokes of real good butterfly and the rest is a mess, so many
> swimmers don't know what good fly feels like.  I tried what Swim
> suggested, and I think it improved my butterfly a lot.

>                                                 Jean S.

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by anne mcnerne » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I was looking for a good warm-up that I can do in the morning when I swim.
Any suggestions?

MK

Quote:


> > I am trying to improve my butterfly stroke for long time but I am not
> > getting success on it.

>      Swim Magazine had an article a couple of years ago about fly.  The
> article suggested swimming several 25s (perhaps ten or twenty) in which
> you do two strokes of quality fly, then easy freestyle.  As you become
> more proficient, you can increase the number of strokes of fly until you
> swim the whole 25 all fly.  The article said that too many people do
> about two strokes of real good butterfly and the rest is a mess, so many
> swimmers don't know what good fly feels like.  I tried what Swim
> suggested, and I think it improved my butterfly a lot.

>                                                 Jean S.

 
 
 

How to improve the Butterfly stroke

Post by Totalswi » Sat, 16 Oct 1999 04:00:00

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>I was looking for a good warm-up that I can do in the morning when I swim.
>Any suggestions?

Are you particularly looking for a warmup that will ALSO improve your butterfly
stroke? I have never been able to swim butterfly well, but one of my favorite
warmups is doing head-lead and hand-lead Body Dolphin (aka Short-Axis pulsing)
with fins on for 300-400 yards. When done gently, it makes my body feel looser
and more supple. It also helps build fundamental coordination that improves how
you use the core-body in swimming both fly and ***.
The reason I wear fins is to allow me to do it quite gently and rhythmically
and still get my legs to "receive signals" from the undulation in my core-body.
NB: This is not "kicking." The legs should simply react to what the torso is
doing.
These drills are included in Lesson One on the TI video "Butterfly and
***stroke: The Total Immersion Way."
Happy laps!
Terry Laughlin
Total Immersion Swimming
www.totalimmersion.net