However the stroke is about timing and rhythm. Click here for more butterfly … 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.. Because in this drill you are not allowed to use your arms, you have to learn how to use body undulation for propulsion. The more you swim fly with the proper recovery, entry, and rhythm, the stronger you’ll get. Good luck with teaching Butterfly. It is sometimes referred to as "Fly" for short. 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. Backstroke: body rotation, depth of the stroke. Although it is the second fastest stroke when done properly by a skilled athlete, it requires a very exact technique, strength and rhythm. The butterfly stroke is one of the most difficult swimming strokes. Do not do a lot of full arm butterfly in the learning stage. The butterfly stroke is often simply referred to by swimmers as the fly. It’s not in the feet, and you’re going to find it’s not really in the arms. Learning to find the rhythm with two kicks to every one stroke, as well as a few other essentials. And the stronger you get, the more fun it becomes. 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. While my stroke counts are still about the same and I feel more relaxed, I … Butterfly is known as the “mental mountain” of the strokes — quite the intimidating name. 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. 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