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Make Adjustments to Hit Perfect Butterfly and Breaststroke Turns!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, Bill Wadley, explains how to adjust your Butterfly and Breaststroke before the flags to stretch out the arms and finish the kick properly at the wall to maximize the turn. 

Butterfly and Breaststroke Turns

This is also important in relay racing where the next swimmer is timing his or her takeoff on the swimmer’s last strokes into the wall.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Turns.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Work on Body Positioning and Kick for Your Butterfly!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Olympians Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill simplify the Butterfly by demonstrating two drills that focus on great technique. The first drill emphasizes body position and awareness of body position in the water. Building off that drill, the second drill gets swimmers to feel the origin of the kick and how it relates to their position in the water.

Body Position Glide & Chest Press

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Butterfly with Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill.” Take a look at additional Swimming videos on Butterfly!




Create a Clean Entry into the Water for the Butterfly!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Claire DonahueOlympic and World Championships Gold Medalist, and Tyler McGill, 2012 Olympian, simplify the Butterfly by demonstrating a drill that emphasizes great technique. This involves performing a simple dive off the blocks with a pull buoy that forces the swimmer to squeeze their legs for a clean entry.

The Buoy Start

A clean entry on the start is crucial for maximizing speed off the start.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Butterfly with Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill.” VIEW other world class Butterfly videos in our massive Swimming library!




Key Points for Achieving Successful Butterfly & Breaststroke Turns!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 31, 2014

Watch and learn the coaching philosophy behind a successful breaststroke and butterfly turn from 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, Bill Wadley. Along with the insight from Coach Wadley, you will see multiple drills that emphasize the points that he makes.

Butterfly & Breaststroke Turns

The key points are to finish with a kick, stay at water level, and not to look at the wall but concentrate on looking at the bottom of the pool.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Turns.” VIEW other world class Turns videos in our massive Swimming library!




Insightful Teaching Tips for the Butterfly!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 31, 2014

Frank Busch knows what it takes to develop a world class butterfly swimmer as a 3 x NCAA Coach of the Year. Watch and learn as Coach Busch utilizes his coaching expertise to outline teaching tips for the Butterfly.

Teaching Tips

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Fast Lane Butterfly.” VIEW other world class Butterfly videos in our massive Swimming library!




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