Date Added: July 1, 2009
In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to start a competitive butterfly stroke swimming race. Dive off a starting block using a flat foot start or a track start.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The butterfly dive start is very similar to that of the breaststroke start and the freestyle start. You have your flat foot, top of the block start, or you have your track start. Your entry is the same; however, your underwater kick will be utilizing the dolphin kick. Do not go past 15 meters underwater or, again, you'll be disqualified off the start. It's really important to focus on gauging that distance, 5 or 10 yards, break the surface, start your stroke. That will really be dependent upon how strong your stroke is. If you know you're going into a race where the other racers are stronger on top of the water, then really take advantage of your turns, your off the walls, really take advantage of those. There are people who are stronger off the wall but weaker on top of the water, and vice versa. So, really, it's up to you how you are off the start."
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.