Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: NBG Butterfly Drill

  2 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | May 01st, 2014 | Club, Featured, International, Opinion, Training, Video

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Olympian Claire Donahue demonstrates NGB Butterfly drill.

Three Strokes of NGB:

1st Stroke – N – “not” breathing

2nd Stroke – G – keeping your “goggles” just above the water line

3rd Stroke – B – meaning “breathe” on the last stroke 

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Comments

  1. Concerned Citizen says:
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    What if one breaths to the side?

    • Braden KeithBraden Keith says:
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      Concerned Citizen – side-breathing butterfliers need help that we cannot provide. I suggest you speak with your primary care physician about that issue (ha, ha, just kidding, Mel!)

      If you’re a side breather, then this drill won’t be a great one for you. One of the advantages to the side-breath butterfly is that the natural tendency to lift one’s chest out of the water on a breath (which is what this drill is trying to correct) isn’t there. Side-breathers should work more on drills that would help keep them balanced, because the tendency there would be to roll into a sort of at-an-angle butterfly stroke.

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