Butterfly is a difficult skill. Often swimmers have learned the other 3 competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke before they attempt to learn butterfly. In this article we will take you through the the important tips when teaching young children butterfly. Tips for Teaching Children Butterfly Build the stroke Like any stroke taught drills […]
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Shallow water black out in its most simple term is the loss of consciousness from extended breath holding. In competitive swimming In competitive swimming athletes are at high risk especially when doing repeated sets where they are pushing themselves to go further in their underwater work. This is used in preparation for competition because the […]
Australia has a rich history in swimming. Swimming is Australia’s most outstanding Olympic sport, with 58 swimming gold medals out of our 135 gold medal count. Australia was first represented at the Paris Olympics in 1900 by Frederic Lane who won two individual gold medals. Women’s events were added during the 1912 Olympic Games where […]
When teaching butterfly it is best to focus on isolating arm and leg movements before utilising a number of butterfly stroke drills to develop the correct full stroke butterfly. The first recorded Olympic 200 meters butterfly gold medal was won by William Yorzyk of USA in 2 minutes 19.3 seconds at the Melbourne Olympics in […]