In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches some Butterfly distance racing tips.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Butterfly distance, the bone-crusher of all events: Personally, I'd rather swim a 1600 and 50-yard race, freestyle, than I would 8 lengths of butterfly. It takes an incredible amount of endurance and it takes a threshold that most people have to work a good period of time to gain. During this race, it is really important, especially if it's your first time, to pace yourself. Really work on that pull, breathe, kick, pull, breathe, kick, pull, breathe, kick. Timing is absolutely everything during the distance butterfly races. During the butterfly distance race, in order to preserve your energy and to finish a race strong, utilize your turns. Utilize your off the walls while at the same time remembering that if you break the 15-meter mark underwater that you will be disqualified."
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.