The focus points of the Arizona philosophy: The catch, finish, kick and the line of the stroke, resound throughout this presentation. Coach Frank Busch begins with drills that will help a swimmer "groove" or feel the catch position and that assist with the rhythm and timing of the catch in the stroke cycle. Busch then connects hip movement to the catch and follows with full stroke demonstrations with a front snorkel to focus upon maintaining a very tight line on the water. Next, Coach Demont focuses upon the dolphin kick and the importance of developing a feel for both the upbeat and downbeat of the kick. Demont presents drills that show his unique insight of how the "angles" and elevations of the hand and body position greatly contribute to a fast stroke. Coach Rhodenbaugh focuses his attention on drills that teach a low profile recovery that assist the swimmer to maintain a flat, forward-focused stroke. He also shares a series of kicking drills that help develop a fast and efficient dolphin kick. Augie Busch shares strategies for the underwater kickout and the breakout stroke. The coaches each take their respective demonstrator through a set of four variable speed 25's that give you a chance to see how their techniques and philosophies fit the individual swimmer.
- Advance your butterfly technique with a strong catch
- Learn how resisting the fly catch position can lead to a faster stroke
- Train for a tight line on the water through Arizona's butterfly drills
49 minutes. 2006.