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Get an Overview of the Track Start for Butterfly from Two Olympians!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Olympic Gold Medalist, Claire Donahue, and 2012 Olympian, Tyler McGill, give you an overview of the track start for Butterfly. They keep it very simple: stand tall, comfortable stance, hips higher than shoulders and tension on the arms.

Overview of the Track Start

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Butterfly with Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Create Faster Turns with an Underwater Turn Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

2012 Olympian and 2x NCAA Champion, Tyler McGill, shares a drill that will enhance your turns.  The Underwater Turn Drill focuses on a tight tuck into the wall with great body line and posture through the turn.  The swimmer dives to the bottom, does a two hand touch, pulls the knees into the chest (faster because gravity will pull the knees) and then explode to the surface.

Underwater Turn Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Butterfly with Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




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!






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