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How to Do the Butterfly Stroke

Learn how to do the butterfly stroke in this swimming lesson from Howcast.

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How to do the butterfly. Just like in any other stroke, it's important to have a nice good [inaudible 00:15] position to push off the wall and then break out into your [dolphin] kick. Here the basic components of how to do the butterfly. The butterfly starts off with a pull with both arms underwater. Push your arms all the way through the hips and then bring them out right above the water and enter in the corner of your eyes.

In butterfly, you kick twice per stroke. The first kick is in the beginning. The second kick is at the end, to help your arms come out of the water right above the water and enter in the corner of your eyes. How to breathe in butterfly. The breathing in butterfly kicks in as your arms come out of the water, your head comes out of the water with your chin right above the water, take a quick breath and your face goes right back in as your arms recover. And that's how we do the butterfly.

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