Butterfly is the most technically difficult swimming style and it is also the most energy consuming Learning to correctly swim butterfly is a challenge and only a small number of amateur swimmers learn to swim this style properly But don’t let this deter you It is possible to achieve the correct technique, which will allow you to swim smoothly and with enjoyment However, swimming with incorrect technique feels difficult. In this video, you will learn the basics of swimming butterfly so get ready to start your path mastering this swimming style with us In swimming, it is crucial to grab the water in the first phase of the arm stroke This allows the swimmer to apply power and move forward If the swimmer does not grab the water, the arm stroke may pass through the water without resistance and the swimmer will not gain any forward momentum In all swimming styles, the arm stroke is the most important part but this is especially true in butterfly The arm stroke starts by grabbing the water In butterfly, it is similar to the grabbing phase of breaststroke The hands are at an angle of 45 degrees and are brought down and to the side while the elbows stay high In this way the swimmer achieves the desired high elbow position This is the correct way to perform the stroke, the trajectory of the arm stroke in butterfly can be simply described as a keyhole shape as can be seen in the video In the first phase of the stroke the hands draw the first half of a circle Then, once they achieve a high elbow position the hands draw the second half of the circle, applying maximum power At the end of the armstroke the hands form a triangle and move to a straight position To succeed in butterfly, It is crucial to get the correct rhythm for kicking During one arm stroke movement, two kicks are done The first kick is performed at the end of the arm stroke and the second one is done when the hands are entering the water after returning The second kick is slightly stronger. Between the first and second kicks, the time interval is not as big as it might seem When the armstroke is done, the next important point is to return the hands forward, keeping the arms relaxed The hands are in the same position as at the end of the stroke the thumb is closer to the surface than the little finger It is crucial not to turn the hands the other way around while returning them forward, as it will affect the technique and body position a lot Also, it is worth mentioning that the swimmer should not lift their hands too high while returning them forward The hands should be returned quite low, just a little bit over the water surface While returning the hands forward, the swimmer takes the breath During the breath, the swimmer keeps a straight position of the body as well as a straight back Breathing is done only by lifting the chin up and keeping the chest and shoulders horizontal The head should be put down before hands enter the water in front When returning the hands, the swimmer should transfer their weight forward by leaning the shoulders and upper back forward By doing this, the swimmer will save speed and achieve an ideal position for gliding Gliding starts when the hands enter the water and stretch forward It is important to mention that the swimmer should glide forward but not down Also, in butterfly, gliding is not as long as in breaststroke Each swimmer should find their own length of gliding In butterfly, body movement is important for the smoothness of swimming It should be a wave motion, similar to the movement of a dolphin During an arm stroke, the body is straight After doing the first kick, the body and hips lift up a little After the second kick, the body glides and at the end, it is necessary to lift the hips a little for a better glide Please, let us know what you find to be the most difficult part of butterfly technique Like this video if it was useful to you and if you’re looking forward to the next butterfly video and subscribe to the channel!

8 thoughts on “BUTTERFLY SWIMMING: MOST USEFUL TIPS (2019) @ Swimmate

  1. Leave the comment if you would like that I do butterfly technique lessons covering basics as learning how to kick, arm stroke, body movements, breathing and gliding!

  2. Very helpful videos! I especially like that you clearly show the incorrect swimming techniques, with the swimmer in the water, and showing poolside exercises as well as in the water form is also good. Keep up the good work and thank you!

  3. me resulta dificil llevar los brazos adelante , sin arrastrar agua y sin embargo todo el resto me sale bien

  4. I have all the time impression that I glide too long (and doing : kick KICK pause… kick KICK pause etc ) but having a good timing at the same time (I think ). I don't know if I do it correctly. All my swimming seems to be ok. I don't get tired or anything. I try to work on my better timing but not sure if it is nescessery. How can I know that the timing is not correct? When I watch the professional swimers I don't see any pause between arm movements…

  5. The most difficult part is the harmony between the first leg kick and the movement of the arms. I am grateful

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