Michael Phelps Essential, Twenty Butterfly Training Videos

Olympic swimming star, Michael Phelps, and his coach, Bob Bowman, produced a training series after the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. This is a Michael Phelps rewind, but the butterfly training they reveal in the videos is the same butterfly technique we have all witnessed over Phelps’ career. If you are an age grouper, masters swimmer or an elite, you must watch every frame of this series, commit it to memory and put it into practice.

Here is the entire series broken into 20 separate videos.

Part One is above. Here is Part Two:

Part Three:

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Part Nineteen:

Part Twenty:

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This is the “Essential Reading” for butterfly. I downloaded this over a year ago from you tube and studied so much. This is all you need for butterfly. The only part of Phelps’ technique you should think twice before following is breathing on every stroke. That is not for everyone.

bobo gigi

Fantastic videos! Thank you so much! You really want to make me cry on swimswam with all these regular news, memories or videos about MP! Every time it reminds me he’s retired! And it’s still so hard to believe it.
I have also a fun video with the 11-year-old MP.

bobo gigi

I also have. Excuse me!


Good stuff. i”ve always enjoyed the video’s done of him doing freestyle when he was with CW at Canham Nat. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G72NZOrAx5k. These have comparisons to Chris Thompson and Peter Vanderkaay and it is unbelievable how much more refined he is than these two Olympic medalists. There is some close-up of him in super slo-mo underwater and the lack of bubbles on his hand compared to the others is amazing. To me it looks like he even gives a little wiggle of his hand to take off any bubble clinging so his catch and pull are very clean. Here is the same session with him swimming fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd67PMryIT0 And back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5d2_iquQMc They didn’t do breast but here is some good… Read more »

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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