3 tips to swim fast underwater butterfly kick. Improve your swimming speed with dolphin kick


Underwater dolphin kick is extremely important
for competitive swimming. After each turn or start you are allowed to
do 15 meters of this really fast technique in freestyle, breaststroke or backstroke. This means that in a short course race you
can swim most of the it underwater. Today we will talk about three really important
aspects of this sometimes called “the fifth stroke”. 1- Streamline
The first thing to master for a correct underwater kick is the streamline. Underwater butterfly kick is all about moving
efficiently through the water, so it is very important to create less resistance. A tight streamline will help you move faster. Lock your hands high above your head. Your elbows should be straight and tight. Your head should be between your biceps or
a little bit in front. There should be no space between your shoulders
and your neck. Your core should be tight. Your legs should be touching each other and
your feet should be in plantar flection as much as possible. You will keep this position for about 2 seconds
or less after each push of the wall or after the dive. A good streamline will carry that very important
initial speed off the wall. 2- Hips
Before you start to slow down in the streamline, you need to start kicking. I say that it is helpful to think of butterfly
kick as if you were just moving your hips up and down. Even though you are using most of the muscles
in your core, which extend to your chest and upper back. The hips are where all the power originates,
but the legs are what keep the velocity of the body through the water. 3- Feet
Even though all of the muscles in your legs are working it is useful to think about your
feet and the sensation of the water in that part of the body. You will know when you are doing an effective
underwater kick by the feeling of the feet. This is the place of a lot of nerve endings,
so use them. Your feet should always be pointing in plantar
flexion. The more ankle flexibility you have the better. Finally, one thing that not a lot of swimmer
know is that during the underwater kick it is equally important to kick strongly in the
back kick as it is in the front kick. This means that you are making an effort while
the feet are going up and while the feet are going down. You are kicking at all times and moving fluidly
through the water. Remember, tight streamline, move hips up and
down, feel the water with your feet! Practice at least one kick after every turn
and once you dominate that move on to two and so on. If you want to buy one of our swim caps, click
here! Thanks for watching! Swim fast!

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  • is this faster than just kicking normally( like in freestyle ) because i dont want to race.

  • This is pretty sexy.

  • OMG your legs are moving like dolphin tail fins…. do you have bones in them at all😵

  • Are kicking on the back vs kicking on the stomach different? I find the underwater dolphin kick for backstroke harder than the normal underwater dolphin kick on the stomach. Do you have any tips for doing that? Also, when doing such kick, we should try not to over-undulate the arm and hand parts right? Are there just the core and the thigh that do the job? Thanks. 😀

  • Oh thank you, it's very useful for me. Going to draw more attention to the tips you told about! Keep sharinig your experience!

  • Am just getting more seriously into swimming this year as have moved into Triathlon. My kick though, is really bad, as I have poor ankle flexibility (prob through years of running/cycling). I Have been trying the odd dolphin kick after turns, but it seems I slow almost to a stop. Any tips or a video on improving this flexibility…  PS. I find your tutorials excellent and easy to understand & by far the best produced out there.

  • THANK YOU !!!
    you'r always here when i need something about .
    we don't have even a coach in swimming pool 🙁

  • It's so tiring to kick off of every wall isn't it? Do you practice this on distance sets?

  • Thanks for this great educative video about underwater dolphin kick.
    Do you know "Léo Schilling" ?
    You can see on youtube his video: "50m Underwater Dolphin Kick 2251 by Leo Schilling"
    His time for the 50m in 25m swimming pool is 22.51
    Maybe he is faster than Hill Taylor !?

  • Just like the man from Atlantis.

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    Underwater dolphin kick is extremely important for competitive swimming.
    물속 돌고래 차기는 경영에 굉장히 중요합니다.

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    After each turn or start you are allowed to do 15 meters of this really fast technique in freestyle, breaststroke or backstroke.
    4대 영법 모두에서 발사나 벽 되돌기를 한 후 15미터까지는 진짜로 빠른 이 기술이 허용됩니다.

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    00:00:23,907 –> 00:00:28,700
    This means that in a short course race you can swim most of it underwater.
    즉 단수로 경기에서는 경기 대부분을 물속으로 갈 수 있다는 의미가 됩니다.

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    00:00:29,950 –> 00:00:36,744
    Today we will talk about three really important aspects of this sometimes called “the fifth stroke”.
    오늘 우리는 가끔 "제 5 영법"이라고도 불리는 물속 돌고래 차기의 진짜로 중요한 세 가지 측면에 대하여 이야기하도록 하겠습니다.

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    1- Streamline
    1- 흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세

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    The first thing to master for a correct underwater kick is the streamline.
    올바른 물속 차기를 하기 위해 첫 번째로 숙달해야 할 것은 흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세입니다.

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    Underwater butterfly kick is all about moving efficiently through the water, so it is very important to create less resistance.
    물속 접영 차기에서 가장 중요한 점은 물을 꿰뚫으며 효율적으로 움직여나가는 것입니다. 그러므로 저항을 적게 만들어내는 것이 아주 중요합니다.

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    A tight streamline will help you move faster.
    꽉 조인 흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세가 더 빨리 움직여나가는 데 도움이 됩니다.

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    Lock your hands high above your head.
    머리 위로 높이 두 손을 꽉 조이십시요.

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    Your elbows should be straight and tight.
    두 팔꿈치를 반듯이 펴서 단단히 조여야 합니다.

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    Your head should be between your biceps or a little bit in front.
    머리는 위팔두갈래근 사이에 혹은 약간 그 앞쪽에 있어야 합니다.

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    There should be no space between your shoulders and your neck.
    어깨와 목 사이에는 빈 공간이 없어야 합니다.

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    Your core should be tight.
    몸중심부근육군은 단단하게 조여있어야 합니다.

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    Your legs should be touching each other and your feet should be in plantar flection as much as possible.
    두 다리는 서로 맞닿아 있어야 하고 두 발은 발바닥 쪽으로 최대한 굽혀야 합니다.

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    You will keep this position for about 2 seconds or less after each push of the wall or after the dive.
    당신은 발사 후 또는 매번 벽을 밀고 난 후 약 2초 이하로 이 자세를 유지할 것입니다.

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    A good streamline will carry that very important initial speed off the wall.
    흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세가 좋아야 아주 중요한 벽을 밀고 나온 초기 속도를 이어갈 수 있습니다.

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    2- Hips
    2- 볼기

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    Before you start to slow down in the streamline, you need to start kicking.
    흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세에서 느려지기 시작하기 전에 차기를 시작할 필요가 있습니다.

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    I say that it is helpful to think of butterfly kick as if you were just moving your hips up and down.
    저는 접영 차기를 그냥 볼기를 위아래로 움직이는 것처럼 생각하는 것이 도움된다고 말씀드립니다.

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    Even though you are using most of the muscles in your core, which extend to your chest and upper back.
    비록 가슴과 윗등까지 이어지는 몸중심부근육군 대부분을 사용하고 있습니다만.

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    The hips are where all the power originates, but the legs are what keep the velocity of the body through the water.
    대부분의 힘이 시작되는 곳은 볼기입니다. 그리고 두 다리는 몸이 물속에서 움직이는 속도를 유지합니다.

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    3- Feet
    3- 발

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    Even though all of the muscles in your legs are working
    비록 두 다리의 모든 근육을 사용하지만

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    it is useful to think about your feet and the sensation of the water in that part of the body.
    두 발과 두 발에 느껴지는 물의 감각을 생각하는 것이 유용합니다.

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    You will know when you are doing an effective underwater kick by the feeling of the feet.
    당신이 효율적인 물속 차기를 하고 있는지 두 발에 느껴지는 감각을 통해 알 수 있습니다.

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    This is the place of a lot of nerve endings, so use them.
    두 발은 많은 신경이 끝나는 지점입니다, 그러니 잘 이용하십시요.

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    Your feet should always be pointing in plantar flexion.
    두 발은 언제나 발바닥 쪽으로 굽힌 상태로 뾰족해야 합니다.

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    The more ankle flexibility you have the better.
    발목 유연성이 클수록 더 좋습니다.

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    Finally, one thing that not a lot of swimmer know is that during the underwater kick it is equally important to kick strongly in the back kick as it is in the front kick.
    마지막으로, 많은 수영인들이 알지 못하는 한 가지는 물속 차기를 할 때 앞으로 찰 때 만큼이나 뒤로 찰 때 강하게 차는 것이 똑같이 중요하다는 사실입니다.

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    This means that you are making an effort while the feet are going up and while the feet are going down.
    즉 두 발이 위로 올라갈 때도 힘을 써야 하고, 두 발이 아래로 내려갈 때도 힘을 써야 한다는 것을 의미합니다.

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    You are kicking at all times and moving fluidly through the water.
    당신은 계속해서 차고 있으면서 물을 꿰뚫으면서 흘러가듯이 움직여가게 됩니다.

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    Remember, tight streamline, move hips up and down, and feel the water with your feet!
    기억하세요, 꽉 조인 흐름선(streamline, 流線) 자세, 볼기를 위로 아래로 움직이기, 두 발로 물을 느끼기!

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    Practice at least one kick after every turn and once you dominate that move on to two and so on.
    벽 되돌기를 할 때마다 물속 돌고래 차기를 최소한 한 번 이상 연습하세요. 그리고 완전히 숙달한 다음에는 두 번으로, 세 번으로 계속 늘려가십시요.

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    If you want to buy one of our swim caps, click here!
    우리 수모를 사고 싶다면, 여기를 클릭하세요!

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    Thanks for watching! Swim fast!
    시청해주셔서 감사합니다!
    빠르게 헤엄치세요!

  • I hope I can do that…you can do that perfect…

  • Thanks for the video. May I ask if there is any conscious movement of the hands / wrists / arms during the dolphin kick. Meaning should you keep them static (they will move only due to the movement of the body due the kick) or tilt them up or down slightly depending on the kick.

  • what about the breathing??? 😢

  • Good Morning sir
    i want to thanks a billion tonnes 🙂 ur the best for swimming tutz
    i have a problem doing undulations, cud u take apart each movement and make a another video on it please ?
    p.s. i meant to say is help me showing how to do it on the ground .

  • this guy made a mistake: this is allowed in freestyle, BUTTERFLY, and backstroke. In breast stroke, you can only do one of those

  • I find it easier to do dolphin kicks on my back instead of my front, any help how I can improve my dolphin on my front?

  • Is there any way to help me do backstroke straight (we swim outside) instead of hitting lane ropes?

  • To practice underwater kick you should try swimming 25 yards of just underwater dolphin

  • Oh cool he's a merman

  • looking so hard to me …I can only do less than 5……

  • When I try the dolphin kick I look like a dying dolphin that can't swim at all

  • Guys I dont have a pool..I am practising in natural rivers

  • Great video!

  • 잘한다. 발목 엄청 유연하시네

  • I can do this except the hand part:( I don't know why but if I have my hands as you show ( and I know that's correct what you are showing ) I feel like I am drowning I need to have my hands near my limbs PLS GIVE ME A TIP OR SMT😭

  • Good instructions. My daughter's coach uses tempo trainer set at 1 sec interval; 2 beeps when pushing off wall in streamline and dolphin kick every 1 sec. She has shown great improvement…

  • I know how to do that. It's super easy and fun

  • los videos son buenos y claro

  • thanks for your advice

  • 유연성 쩌네 ㄷㄷㄷ

  • Great video! Sometimes I feel that my dolphin kick originates from my head and not from my hips, does it mean that I am doing it wrong? Thanks!

  • In backstroke butterfly and freestyle I find that it helps my kick if I start the kick with my hands so that was I dont need to use as much energy on the kick because the wave that starts with my hands carry through my body until the kick is huge at the end of each kick

  • I love your videos .. and the bonus face tip :))))) …gorgeous!
    warm greetings from germany°

  • Did you know making a streamline for a really long time it make your shoulders go up and it stay there in place so that's why most swimmers have bold shoulders *(man shoulders)or some people are already born like that lol

  • Thanks for presenting an Articulate and informative demonstration of your techniques
    It would be Good if ALL educational videos were so well presented
    Liked and Subd
    Oh and thanks for No background Noise and a Good human narration

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  • How could you swim with dolphin kick like backstroke? I got the water in my nose all the time. Do you have any tricks or excersices to improve it? Thanks alot

  • I purchase 3 swimming caps in your site^^

  • Beautiful swimming.

  • Excelente video¡¡¡

  • Thanks! Great bass line, too.

  • That's THE best fly lesson video I saw until now. 🤓👍

  • 2:40 damn good tip

  • How to hold breath while being on the back underwater? Doesn't the water rush in the nostrils of you don't blow Air bubbles..??🤔

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