Something we have seen being popularized in recent years is a vertical recovery for butterfly. Joseph Schooling and Rikako Ikee are two swimmers that come to mind. Race Clubbers Jenna and Ciera Fujiwara visited us from Hawaii to work with coach Gary in San Diego. Ciera has incredible shoulder flexibility, allowing her to use a vertical recovery for butterfly. When coupled with a late breath, this technique can be the fastest way to swim butterfly. This swim technique isn’t for everyone, as Ciera’s sister Jenna has better success with a wider/lower arm recovery. Find out what makes Ciera a perfect candidate for this technique and how we use swim drills to improve!

Check out our other videos about butterfly and vertical recovery below:

Classroom – Butterfly Introduction

Butterfly Technique – Left Right Front Drill

Butterfly Vertical Recovery with Lizzie Smith