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Butterfly Swimming Technique: Master It

Using the Vasa Trainer to improve your butterfly stroke

Matt Kredich (Head Coach, University of Tennessee) discusses using the Vasa Trainer to teach proper butterfly pull mechanics:

“On the landing, the swimmer squeezes the shoulder blades, shrugging to the ears. Arms are in line with the shoulders; it’s a very fast position. The next step is the catch position and sliding into a forward elbow position, which gets hands onto the water. The pull is important for positioning as well as propulsion. A focus just on propulsion can put a swimmer in the wrong position too soon. The Vasa Trainer makes it easier to diagnose and correct stroke technique errors in butterfly and other strokes.”

This video clip is part of Coach Kredich’s excellent instructional DVD, “All Access Butterfly”, featuring Christine Magnuson, by Championship Productions.