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Basic butterfly
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Butterfly
Step two

Getting the order right.

If you do not do everything in the right order your stroke will have no style. Try this:

  • Kick your legs down as your hands go in
  • Kick your legs down as your hands come out
  • Head down when arms go over the water
  • Keep head down until arms are near thighs
  • Breathe in quickly

    Remember to try to improve one bit at a time.

    Once you think you have done all of these things spend a few sessions practicing them and then have a look at intermediate butterfly.





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