Full Analysis: Fly Pull (Age-Grouper)

In this video we’re looking at this girl in the white cap. She has a pretty solid Butterfly. She has a really nice job, getting your head down when her heads enter as far as timing is concerned. She’s got a good second kick. One thing that’s very noticeable is kind of a thumb entry up top so we’re getting a thumb thumb down first entry, which again is reflected by where the hands are pointing through the recovery. She gets tired though, just like most kids her age, that pull has a tendency to start getting short. So on this very last part of her, I think this is a 50 fly, she stopped that pull short as you can see in this frame. We’re looking at the girl in the white cap again, how you can see that her arms haven’t officially pulled back, but she’s already pulling those elbows out. So just stopping that pull a little bit sooner than she needs to. Also a common error seen with a lot of kids is breathing as you’re getting tired for just too long so she starts out well, gets the head down before the hands enter but then towards the very end of that 50 You can see that her hands have entered in this frame, but her head is still super far up. So, not the greatest news in Butterfly, but at the end of the day, you want to make sure that your head is down. So by down I mean it’s not looking forward it’s not breathing anymore. By the time that your hands enter so the hand entry is kind of like the gauge that your, your timing is going well. As you get tired of Butterfly obviously you’re going to want to breathe more and breathe longer, because you want more air, but you want to make sure that you keep that that breath, short and sweet, and you keep the tempo high so you can get, you know, a decent amount of air over time versus slow tempo, long breath, knocking off stroke timing.