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Get advice to develop better butterfly turns with Ian Pope. He is currently the Head Coach at Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club and has previously coach a number of Olympians and Record Holders. Learn how to have a improve all aspects of the turn during the Butterfly event with these fun drills.
Learn to generate power and make your rotation smooth. You will see how to get a good feel for the push off the wall and have a nice glide. Also, your kicks will get stronger working on these drills.
Here is the University of North Carolina Swimming Head Coach, Rich DeSelm, on the topic of Sculling. The three exercises presented by Coach DeSelm are designed to set yourself up for a better overall stroke. Work on these drills in practice so that you are more confident in your form on race day.
All of these sculling exercises will enhance your propulsion due constant movement. Your stroke will be smoother and have better rhythm when using the material provided in the video.
See how you can develop a faster and more efficient butterfly with helpful insight from University of Tennessee Head Swim Coach, Matt Kredich. His demonstrator is a former swimmer of his that is also an Olympic Silver Medalist. Learn a variety of undulation drills in this clip.
The first drill is called an Undulation Drill that will create propulsion to power you forward. Make sure the body is in a straight line and you don’t want your swimmers to be scooping, sculling, or diving down. The following drill is the Dolphin Kick on the side. Focus on balance, forward motion, and stillness in the chest and head. This exercise will create more propulsion from the hips and feet. Coaches and swimmers will both pick up some excellent tips in this clip.
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Watch excellent demonstration and listen to world class instruction from former Auburn University legendary swimming coach, David Marsh. After 17 seasons at Auburn he is now the Director of Coaching at SwimMAC Carolina. Check out some great stroke drills for the Butterfly.
The Single Arm Drill which emphasizes full body movement. It allows you to bring your hips up and it works well as a warm up. Next is the Opposite-Arm-Up Flow Drill which keeps the swimmer in a more realistic flow of a race. This drill is higher tempo.