Butterfly Drill Week With Da Yoopers

This swimming video was produced and edited by SwimSwam contributor, Kelly McCommons.

The YMCA of Marquette County Killer Whales tackles Butterfly this week as they continue on their spring stroke series. Building upon weaknesses and common errors from the previous season and adapt those in a new environment settings and different teaching styles.

Head Swim Coach Matthew Williams Narrattes.

What is a Yooper? From Urban Dictionary:  A Yooper is a common term for residents of the Upper Penisula of Michigan. It is derived from the initials U.P. which is pronounced you-pee. U.P. stands for Upper Peninsula, as opposed to the lower peninsula of Michigan. It is not a derogortory term. It is used mainly by residents of lower Michigan and Wisconsin.

“Say yah to da U.P. eh!”
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See Kelly McCommons’ last swim training video: Swimming Obstacle Course – A Wildcat Challenge

Matthew Williams, Head Swim Coach of YMCA of Marquette County, challenged the Northern Michigan University Wildcat Swim team to take in a fun and creative approach to their workout routine while their pool is under going repairs. Lead by head coach Heidi Voigt, they attempt to tackle this creative and challenging course under 2 minutes. At first it didn’t seem like much….until they started to race each other. We chime in when the competition gets good.

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6 years ago

It makes me tremendously glad to hear a coach say that he doesn’t use butterfly as a punishment. So many little swimmers I know say they can’t do butterfly, or are scared to do butterfly because that’s what they see it as – punishment.

I also 100% love these drills and am going to try at least a few myself, just to play around. 🙂

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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