Watch below as Swedish Swimmer Sarah Sjostrom crushes the World Record with a 24.43 in the women’s 50 fly.The video, cased within an interview with Swedish legend Lars Frolander, demonstrates a technique for Sjostrom than she uses in the 100 fly (see video of her 100 fly from Thursday here). Her swim is shown at several different angles and speeds.
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This stroke is comparatively much more shallow, with a higher turnover, but this is similar to what we see from men’s 50 butterfliers as well: the stroke becomes more freestyle-like. Sjostrom’s sprint fly, like her free, is very flat, with virtually no “bounce” to her stroke. Not taking a breath contributes to that, but it makes for a very efficient stroke.