Looking for some basic butterfly drills? Need to know what mistakes you might be making?
Check out these tried and tested drills that are guaranteed to improve your swimming technique.
Being able to practice each individual stroke part makes learning the stroke as a whole so much easier. It allows you to learn each aspect of butterfly stroke one step at at time and really focus in on the finer details of the technique.
Push and Glide
Aim: to practise and develop an undulating action whilst moving.
The swimmer pushes from the poolside into a glide and then begins the undulating action from head to toe. This allows the swimmer to experience the required undulating action whilst moving through the water.
Holding a float in both hands
Aim: to develop the leg kick using a float for support.
This drill allows the advanced swimmer to develop leg kick strength and stamina as the float isolates the legs.
Push and glide adding arms
Aim: to practise the arm action whilst moving through the water.
Correct body position is established from the push and glide and the swimmer can then use the arm action to maintain momentum through the water. A limited number of arm pulls can be achieved with this practice.
My book 'How To Swim Butterfly' contains a complete set of 16 butterfly drills that will isolate each body part, ensuring that you focus on the most needed part of your technique.
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