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Basic butterfly
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Butterfly
Step one

Under and over with the arms

Both of your arms work at the same time and keep moving throughout the stroke.

Put your hands in the water in front of your shoulders and push towards your feet.

When your hands reach your thighs, lift them out of the water and throw them back to the start.

Sounds easy doesn't it?

Welll, it can be if you make sure that you are pushing hard as your hands reach your thighs.

This will help them to fly out of the water.

Look forward to breathe

You need to keep your head in the water all of the time, except when you need to breathe in.

If you lift your head up at other times it will be almost impossible to get your arms over the water.

The easiest way to breathe in is to push your chin forwards so that your mouth comes out of the water. It is best to do this when your arms are almost at your thighs.





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