Date Added: July 1, 2009
In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches the individual medley, which is a swimming race that involves all four competitive swimming strokes: butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The individual medley event is one of the most phenomenal races out of all swim events. Generally, if you're a butterflyer, you're going to be considered the special ops individual of your swim team for the individual medley is no joke. It is comprised of the "fly" or the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle. If you are a butterflyer, you have the upper body strength, you have the lungs, you have the lower body strength. So, doing those other strokes or performing those other strokes probably isn't a problem, more often than not. The individual medley is usually in a 100 format, 4 lengths; a 200 format where you're performing 2 lengths of each stroke; a 400 format, which is my personal favorite, since it involves all of the endurance and all of the strokes; and then also the 4 x 100 medley relay which involves four of your best swimmers on your team."
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.