In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, gives some breathing drills for the butterfly stroke, such as doing 15 yard sprints with no breath, which are great for aerobic conditioning and to improve the head positioning and increase lung capacity.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Breathing Drills: A butterfly breathing drill that I like to do in order to increase my aerobic activity as well as work on my head positioning are 25-yard sprints with no breath. Basically, what this helps me do is it works on my upper body, but most importantly, it reduces my level of oxygen intake to maximize my body's efficiency. So, grab a pool buoy, don't grab a pool buoy, and just work on your arms, your legs, your kick and focus on that technique. Hold your breath for the full 25 yards if you can and if you can't, work on shorter distances until you work yourself up into that 25-yard sprint. And, of course, following that, you can push it farther but only based on your ability and your personal threshold. Never try anything that you feel will actually compromise your personal safety."
In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Butterfly Stroke. The butterfly stroke is an impressive swimming stroke that requires both endurance and strength. From the dolphin kick to the arm motion, learn how to swim the butterfly stroke, plus get tips on practice drills and racing, in this free swimming video lesson. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Motion of Arms and Legs, Kick Drills, Pull Drills, Breathing Drills, One Arm Drills, Underwater Drills, Body Position, Breathing Techniques, Sprinting and Racing Tips and many more.