Date Added: June 30, 2009
In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to do the butterfly arm motion, which takes a lot of upper body strength to master.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The butterfly arm motion. The butterfly arm motion is rather simple in theory but it involves quite a bit and it takes an incredible amount of upper body strength, so what we'll do is we'll start from a basic starting point. Up at the top, in your finish position, you'll work on bending the elbows for the catch, which again is the most important part of any stroke, the catch portion with your palms facing towards you. You work on your pull and just about the time when your arms are reaching your chest line, you're going to go into your push. Now you're going to go just to your hips, just at your hip line as far as the finish is concerned, and then recover back out of the water. The really important aspect of this stroke is you don't want to break the centerline. You don't want to come to the centerline as far as your stroke is concerned. Not only does this impact the shoulders but it also takes some time out of your stroke, coming all the way to here as opposed to in line with your shoulders. Catch, pull, push, recover. Catch, pull, push and recover."
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.