Part A – Dolphin Kick

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”17″ width=”940″]The dolphin kick is used in the butterfly stroke and is great for extending our glides in the water

You notice that when swimmers perform laps they first start by pushing off the wall and into a front glide; they can prolong their glide by adding a dolphin kick. This allows a swimmer to save energy and gain some distance before commencing their stroke

Start by holding the wall and feet together, toes pointed. Bend you knees bringing your feet up and push down fast and as hard as you can. You can feel the water resistance as you push down as seen in the video. Do this a few times until you are ready to move on

Next grab a kickboard with both arms and practice doing dolphin kicks going forwards. Like the whip kick try not to focus on speed; instead try to get the maximum push and glide with every dolphin kick[/text_block]

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