Arthur Albiero's All-Encompassing Approach to Butterfly Training
with Arthur Albiero,
University of Louisville Head Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coach;
2012 and 2015 National Coach of the Year; 2014, 2018, 2019 ACC Coach of the Year;
2014 Men's and Women's ACC Champions; 3x Big East Coach of the Year;
back-to-back-to-back Big East Women's Championships (2011-13);
USA National Team coaching staff; 2016 Olympic Games; 2012 Olympic Coach for Portugal
Butterfly is one of the more technical strokes that a swimming coach has to teach. Through this video presented by the University of Louisville's Arthur Albiero, you will learn how to help your swimmers get the most out of their butterfly training. Inside, there are numerous strategies for planning out your season, refining stroke technique, building strengths and training fast starts and turns.
Season Plan and Progression
Coach Albiero highlights how he plans a season for his butterfly swimmers. He goes through details of his weekly planning as well as his season-long cycles.
A full butterfly progression is introduced and explained, along with points of emphasis for each drill. This will help take every level of butterfly swimmer from the basics up through a full stroke. This drill progression starts from just body movement, then adds in elements in a progressive manner. The sequence ends with the full butterfly stroke in addition to Albiero's points of emphasis on the butterfly.
To ensure you get the most out of your swimmers, Coach Albiero highlights some in-water strength training exercises. Additionally, he offers an overview of ways to improve starts and turns, which are things that every swimmer can improve on.
This video has something for all coaches. Coach Albiero's progression can be used for all levels of swimmers, while the season planning and strength building exercises are more appropriate for advanced and upper-intermediate swimmers. Gain some brilliant insight for faster times in the fly!
77 minutes. 2019.