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Top 8 Tips for Mastering the Butterfly Stroke: Swim Like a Pro

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The butterfly stroke, with its powerful undulations and graceful dolphin kick, is undeniably one of the most aesthetically pleasing and efficient swimming techniques. However, mastering the butterfly stroke requires dedication, coordination, and a focus on specific elements. This comprehensive guide dives into 8 key tips to help you achieve a flawless butterfly stroke. This will propel you towards swimming success.

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Top 8 Tips for Mastering the Butterfly Stroke

Sr. No Top 8 Tips for Mastering the Butterfly Stroke
1 Use a straight arm recovery
2 Swim with a flatter body position
3 Reduce chin lift when breathing
4 Breathe late in the stroke cycle
5 Kick continuously
6 Train shorter distances for better technique
7 Incorporate buttery drills to master stroke timing
8 Increase core strength for more power

Use a straight-arm recovery

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For a very long time, elite butterfliers relied on a bent arm recovery. Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz set world records in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events at the Munich Games, but he recovered with a slightly bent arm. Swimmers can avoid excessive undulation and shoulder rotation. They can do this by bringing their arms just over the surface with a straight arm recovery. In the butterfly stroke, swimmers can maintain a more efficient body position and use less energy by recovering with straight arms.

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