What is The Butterfly Stroke? 
What is The Butterfly Stroke?
by eHow / Phillip Toriello
Video Lecture 1 of 15
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Date Added: June 30, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, gives an overview of the butterfly stroke, which is the second fastest swimming stroke.

Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. The butterfly stroke: Butterfly is one of the most magnificent strokes of all four strokes. However, it is one stroke in which the technique cannot be flawed, so we'll start off talking about it in baby steps. The butterfly stroke is the second fastest stroke next to freestyle. The arm motion and the leg motion are synchronized, utilizing a dolphin-type kick and butterfly-type arms, arms like these, and as most of you can imagine or visualize, a dolphin kick, a flat up-and-down dolphin kick, bending at the knees, following all the way through to the toes. Butterfly races: There are seven events in which the butterfly is actually used. These include the 50-meter individual, the 100 individual sprint and the 200 mid-distance sprint. It also includes the 100 medley, the 200 individual medley, the 400 individual medley, and the 4 x 100 medley relay."

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Course Description

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.



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