Elite Body Position
Butterfly is the most modern of all the four competitive strokes and has similarities to breaststroke with the undulation and dolphin type action that occurs. Undulation will occur when the head and upper body rises and falls in relation to the kick, pull and breathing pattern. Develop a good streamline position by placing your face in the water before the hands enter at the front of the stroke. The hips are swept up to the water surface as the head and face drop onto the water surface, at which point the arms are swept forwards over the top of the water. Develop rhythm and timing rather than just strength and power.