In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to do underwater drills, such as practicing the dolphin kick underwater without a kickboard.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Underwater Drills: One basic underwater drill that I like using for butterfly is the dolphin kick without the kickboard. Basically, it's 25-yard swims, just utilizing the dolphin kick. Arms outreached in front of me, I'll just utilize my kick to see how far I can go on one breath, and really, this is a breathing control exercise in addition to a strengthening exercise for the legs. Go as deep as you want, stay just off the bottom so you're not cracking your knees on the base of the pool, and just dolphin kicks as far as you can go. You can base your intervals on your ability and go from there."
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.