People Is Too Harsh

People Magazine published a pretty harsh headline way back in 1985 about the Tiger Twins, Jonathon di Donato and James di Donato, who attempted to swim across the English Channel doing butterfly. The article is [...]

To Be Separated Or Not To Be Separated

At the 2013 FINA Congress in Barcelona, FINA adopted rules that required the swimmer's hands to be separated at the finish touch in both breaststroke and butterfly. Since the word "separated" is subject to interpretation, [...]

List Of Butterfly Swims In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While it takes male Olympic open water swimmers 1 hour 50 minutes to complete 6.2 miles of swimming in flat-water conditions, it takes a world-class male runner 1 hour [...]

A Medley of Choices For Open Water Swimmers

While there are a select few who swim butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke in the open water, the vast majority of open water swimmers focus on freestyle, both in competition and training. But the Open Water [...]

Dan Projansky Always Looking Forward

Dan Projansky is stepping it up again. The committed butterflyer will soon begin the 12.5-mile FKCC Swim Around Key West swimming all butterfly on Saturday morning. All butterfly. No breaks, no walls, no freestyle. Just [...]

Burning Calories Doing Different Strokes

According to the Swimming Calculator by Endless Pools, if you swim at a 1:30 pace per 100 yards, you will burn these approximate amount of calories: Butterfly - 302 calories per 1000 yards Backstroke - [...]

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