Questions tagged [butterfly]

Questions about the butterfly discipline in swimming.

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Why is a straight-arm recovery in butterfly more efficient but in front-crawl it isn't? [closed]

In top level swimming, most butterfly competitors demonstrate a straight-arm recovery above the water, but in front-crawl events it's more usual to see recovery with a high, bent elbow and low hand ...
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What are the technical differences between freestyle and butterfly swimming?

Freestyle times (46.91 WR for 100m) tend to be faster than butterfly (49.82 WR for 100m) times. However, the "peak speed" for butterfly is faster than freestyle(1). Would this have to do with an ...
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What's the most effective way to practise undulation for swimming Butterfly? [closed]

Having swum mainly front crawl for the past few years, I've recently started cross training and working on my other strokes, including butterfly. What's the best way to practise and improve ...