Butterfly - Fly with Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | about 1 month ago

Looking to overload your fly just a bit more? Here’s a stabilization exercise that overloads both the front and back of your butterfly.


Drill of the Week - Body Dolphin with Board

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Feb 26, 2013 08:16AM

Here's a quick drill we use with our age-group swimmers to teach a more stable body dolphin.


Butterfly - Dolphin/Breast Kick Combo

By Barbara Hummel to Butterfly | Nov 13, 2012 08:00AM

Many swimmers, especially masters swimmers, find it so challenging to do dolphin kick on their back that they just give up. By combining dolphin kick and breaststroke kick, you can learn this important skill and not feel like you're drowning or going backwards.


Butterfly - Head-Up Dolphin Kick

By Barbara Hummel to Butterfly | Oct 16, 2012 10:00AM

Finding "fun" and challenging ways to keep practice intriguing for swimmers is partly what drills are all about. It's even better when these drills tax the swimmers' bodies so that physical conditioning also takes place.


Butterfly - Sprinting Fly with Fins

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Mar 06, 2012 10:41AM

A very short clip of video showing what your swimmers should look like when sprinting butterfly with fins. We've posted Fast Fin Fly before, but this is reinforcement... plus just some really cool body positions in this.


Butterfly - Fast Fin Fly 2

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Jan 24, 2012 08:36AM

We decided to reshoot and repost this drill because when we originally posted it, there was no sound on the video. On YouTube, when people see the old version, they commonly respond that there are no flip turns in butterfly... in this drill, there are.


Butterfly - Vertical Fly

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Jan 02, 2012 05:00PM

Want to see what a beautiful butterfly pull feels like? Here's a drill anyone can do to learn the flowing feeling of fly when it all comes together.


Butterfly - Extra-Kick Fly

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Dec 13, 2011 07:40AM

Here's a simple butterfly drill that incorporates a few wonderful aspects... relaxation and the opportunity to work on timing.


Butterfly - Perp Drill

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Oct 04, 2011 07:13AM

If you've ever seen any TV police drama, there will be a scene where the suspect is placed against the wall, hands high, and pressed forward so the police can search him. This position just happens to be a great example of the press on butterfly.


Butterfly - Soft Hands

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Sep 27, 2011 09:10AM

Setting up a good butterfly starts with something easy, letting the hands stay soft on the entry.


Butterfly - Side Breathing

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Apr 19, 2011 10:26AM

Through the history of swimming, there have been individuals who have proven alternative techniques really work. Mel Stewart and Robert Margalis are two great butterfly swimmers who use side breathing in fly, and you should at least try it too.


Butterfly - Underwater Weapon

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Feb 22, 2011 08:43AM

Ultimately, the sport of competitive swimming is about racing. Finding what skills, or weapons, work best for you in those races is key to winning.


Butterfly - Dolphin Initiation

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Jan 03, 2011 03:00PM

We all know a good underwater dolphin kick is incredibly important in your butterfly. The question is... when do you start your kick?


Butterfly - Second Kick

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Jul 09, 2010 06:00AM

To swim really fast butterfly, you have to take advantage of every opportunity for propulsion. The place that most swimmers ignore this opportunity... is in the second kick.


Butterfly - Hand Entry

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | Dec 16, 2008 05:13AM

How do your hands enter the water on butterfly? While it's pretty common that they enter sweeping out, some swimmers are able to get their hands to hook as well as sweep, when they touch the water.

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