Learning to find the rhythm with two kicks to every one stroke, as well as a few other essentials. The butterfly stroke is one of the most difficult swimming strokes. However the stroke is about timing and rhythm. Here's a question I received in my inbox: "In the past, when I swam butterfly I would push back through my hips and feel a powerful surge of momentum.Lately, I've been working on releasing my arms earlier. You can use as many variations as you can think of to make the swimmer achieve the correct rhythm and co-ordination. The swimmers love to swim this stroke and it is such a beautiful stroke to watch. The undulation is forward and slightly below the line, and forward and slightly above the line. I saw of people rehearsing and practicing a stroke that wasn’t butterfly and they were establishing a pattern of errors rather than some confidence in a stroke that was a butterfly stroke with some rhythm and breathing and moving down the pool. It does requires a lot of practice to perfect it, but when you have… Good luck with teaching Butterfly. Click here for more butterfly … However, according to CA swim coach Carl Barr, if you like to dance, you can learn to like the butterfly! Butterfly: body undulation, arms recovery, gliding. It is sometimes referred to as "Fly" for short. While my stroke counts are still about the same and I feel more relaxed, I … Butterfly is a body rhythm stroke. The butterfly stroke is often simply referred to by swimmers as the fly. Adam Walker Arguably the most strenuous of all the strokes, the butterfly stroke requires both arms to go over together powering the movement as well as a dolphin kick. O.K., that’s enough on that tape. Although it is the second fastest stroke when done properly by a skilled athlete, it requires a very exact technique, strength and rhythm. Once this exercise is perfected then the swimmer can reintroduce butterfly arms into the stroke and maintain the timing and coordination pattern. So, for me butterfly is a rhythm stroke, it’s a body rhythm stroke, and the emphasis is in front. It’s not in the feet, and you’re going to find it’s not really in the arms. Butterfly is known as the “mental mountain” of the strokes — quite the intimidating name. This exercise is great for establishing a sense of rhythm to the stroke, and if practised well enough, that rhythm can become second nature. The butterfly stroke is one of the most difficult swimming strokes, as it requires a very exact technique, in addition to strength and a good sense of rhythm. The more you swim fly with the proper recovery, entry, and rhythm, the stronger you’ll get. It is a drill that teaches you how to properly do the body undulation and dolphin kick, which are the foundations of this swim stroke.. 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