How to Swim Competitive Butterfly Stroke : How to Do Butterfly Stroke Turns


PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert
Village. I’m Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Butterfly Turns: Butterfly
turns are basically comprised of an open turn, much like the breaststroke, and the backstroke
open turns. Basically, you’ll come into the wall, arms out, stretching, leaning towards
the wall. You don’t want to take another mini stroke right here. You’re going to take one
stroke, kick into the wall. Your hands will touch both at the same time, and this is important.
Both of your hands must touch the wall. You can’t have a one-hand touch. If you perform
a one-hand touch in a race environment, you will be disqualified so it’s imperative that
both hands come into the wall, your feet come underneath you, left arm down, right arm over,
streamline off the wall, and dolphin kicking as far as you can go but, again, not breaking
that 15-meter mark. If you dolphin kick off your turn more than 15 meters, you will be
disqualified.

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