Technique

Timing in Butterfly

Michael Phelps butterfly hand entry

A successful butterfly is all about synchronization of the kick and pull. A recent article in Swimming Science titled “Kick Timing in Butterfly” steps through the sequence. The article highlights a general rule about the value of kicking in swimming performance: it isn’t just a matter of the amount of propulsion but about properly setting up body position.

Ideally, the kick helps counteract the actions of the arms and orients the body horizontal

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