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Greg Rhodenbaugh, current University of Missouri Head Swimming Coach, provides you with tips on the ‘4 Count Recovery Drill’ for the butterfly stroke. This aids swimmers of varying abilities to have soft hands on the recovery in order to establish a strong catch.
This is a great exercise for youth swimmers to work on not lifting their arms too high out of the water and to avoid rotating the shoulders too early.
Learn stroke finishing and recovery tips from Jack Bauerle, who was the Team USA Women’s Head Coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Finishing the stroke and the recovery should be comfortable and easy with no stress on the shoulders. This will ensure that the recovery will not contribute to swimmer fatigue and reduce the power of the pull stroke.
Coach Bauerle’s advice is accompanied by excellent demonstration from one of his former athletes.