See and Fix Basics of Butterfly by Bill Moorcroft
|Two kicks for every pull. MEDIUM kick the hands IN. MAJOR kick the hands OUT.|
|KICKING KEY POINTS||STROKE FAULTS||FAULT CORRECTIONS|
| Dolphin undulating Movement through lower back is essential
Knees bend slightly on downbeat –
as feet follow through the legs snap straight
Downbeat forces hips & bottom to pop into the air
Lower back arches lifting legs up to surface
Toes are pointed inward. Ankles relaxed or floppy
|Toes not pointed||Feet must be turned in|
|Knees bend up on upsweep causing them to drop resulting in too big a kick||Legs have to be extended. Make sure legs are relaxed onupsweep. Bend for downbeat.|
|Kick too shallow||Whole body must be undulating|
|Feet not together||Place a band around ankles|
|One kick butterfly||In sweep too short must beslower and longer|
|BREATHING KEY POINTS||STROKE FAULTS||FAULT CORRECTIONS|
| Usually every other stroke
Head lifts forward, push chin forward after hands come together midway through the pull – Head out hands out – Head in hands in.
|Head still down when it shouldbe lifted||Head IN, Hands IN. Head OUT, Hands OUT.|
|Head late into position||Chin must be tucked in with back‘rounded’ over water|
|ARM STROKE KEY POINTS||STROKE FAULTS||FAULT CORRECTIONS|
| Streamline on entry, ride out the stroke
Forward/Backward – hands enter directly in front of, but slightly wider than, shoulder
At catch hands travel outwards, downwards, backwards. Elbows
Upward/Inward – hands change pitch sweeping inwards, upwards,
backwards to mid-point of stroke
Max elbow bend – hands almost together – transition from pulling to pushing action
Downward/Upward – hands push back – downwards, outwards, backwards completing the push through.
Arm recovery – elbows high but arms swing outwards
|Dropped elbows – decreasespower of stroke||Swimmer must sweep hands out wide before starting in sweep|
|Arms dragged through thewater. Hands not outside elbows||Lift arms – ensure hands are outside elbows|
|Head too deep||Maintain streamline|
|Hands not to face directlyback||Hands should be pointed slightly|
|Arms extended too rapidly. Recovery too high||Elbows should be extended slowly|
|Arms too wide apart||Try fins with hands entering water just inside the shoulders|
| Two kicks for every pull – kick hands in the water.
Push-Breathe and down stroke of kick.
Breathe every other stroke.
Breathe lift head, push chin forward.
Wrists and elbows bent early.
Hands enter directly in front of shoulders.
Arm streamlined on entry, ride out the stroke.
Keyhole pull, create triangle effect.
Accelerate through end of stroke.
Relaxed almost – straight arm recovery.
Head comes out just before arms comes out and head goes in just before arms go in.