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04-05-2003, 12:42 PM
My daughter (nearly 11yrs) is a good little swimmer. The only problem she has at the moment is improving her fly.
She tends to lift up out of the water rather than forward and 'over' the water if you know what I mean?
Any coaches out there who can tell us or 'describe' how to explain to her the best way to improve (have noticed that she has tendency - more when tired - to kick with her knees apart which is not helping her).
04-05-2003, 02:07 PM
im not a coach, so im really sry for butting in here, but i used to have the same problem.
my coach told me to keep my head perfectly still.. to use my stomach muscles and my second, stronger kick to propel myself out of the water, instead of using my neck and arms. the point was to keep my neck straight and help me move parallel over the water.. you dont need to show your bellybutton when you pull in fly, just your chest will do ;D
04-05-2003, 03:37 PM
We meet again nsswimmer (remember the bananas?). Thanks for the advice on this. I'll pass it on to my daughter, I'm sure it will help.
06-05-2003, 08:52 AM
it's very difficult to hlep with stroke problems without seeing what she is doing at the moment, but... i coach pre-competition swimmers and have one swimmer who does this also - in his case it his because his kick is weak and generally from the knees. in butterfly the secret is generally to get the undulating motion right (which most people think of as the kick) and then the arms should just follow through.
my advice though is to speak to your daughters coach and ask if they can concentrate on her fly a bit more.
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