Date Added: June 30, 2009
In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches some breathing exercises to help you when swimming the butterfly stroke. You must breathe every two strokes when swimming the butterfly.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Butterfly breathing. Butterfly breathing involves breathing every two strokes. We've talked about breathing every three strokes with your freestyle. We've talked about breathing every stroke with your breaststroke. In butterfly, you're breathing every two strokes, and basically this will happen during your pull portion. This is basically lifting you up out of the water, taking your breath, and going right back down. Now, a misconception that people have much like with the breaststroke is that the higher you come out, the stronger you are, which is nice; better breath you'll get, which is good, but what it ends up doing is you turn your body flat, basically you're bringing yourself to a stop. And again, the higher you come out of the water, the deeper you go into the water, and that's not what we want. With butterfly, we want to stay on top of the water, gliding through it as smoothly as possible. So when we're doing our breathing, we pull, just barely lifting our head up out of the water. We want to bring our chin about right here, about an inch off the water; if that, to get that breath and keep our head looking down. If we bring our head up during the breathing, basically it's going to compromise the rest of our body. If you lift your head up like this when you're lying flat, if I lift my head up, it's going to turn my body this way as opposed to keeping it flat and on top of the water. So, remember, just keep your head low so you can maintain the proper formation and flow of your butterfly stroke."
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.