butterfly stroke


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butterfly stroke

- In swimming, the stroke in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forward together.
See also related terms for swimming.
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Noun1.butterfly stroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and downbutterfly stroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
dolphin kick - a swimming kick; an up and down kick of the feet together
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Later, I attempted the full butterfly stroke, seeing how high my monofin could propel me into the air.
The most common swimming styles include freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly stroke.
Another was from Arbeen Miguel Thrulen, whose bronze-medal time of 27.75 seconds in the boys 13-under butterfly stroke event erased the 11-year-old mark of 28.17 seconds of Gabriel Castelo in the three-day age group swimfest organized by the Philippine Swimming Inc, which is both recognized by the International Swimming Federation and Asia Swimming Federation.
Except the medal won't be coming back home to Wales if it ends up in the hands of David Morgan, even though he learned to swim when he was at school in Llantwit after telling his teacher he wanted to do a lap of the pool using the butterfly stroke.
Al-Khulaifi won the gold medal in the 50m butterfly stroke and silver medal in the 200m freestyle stroke.
He completed the competition using a butterfly stroke, the first swimmer in the race's history to do so.
As for the bronze medal, Rowida Hesham came in third in the 100 metres women's butterfly stroke and finished with a time of 1:03.23.
The 50p piece commissioned by the Royal Mint features a swimmer's butterfly stroke as well as the Olympic rings and the words 'Team GB'.
Stumps jeweled with toadstools would be their thrones, Hermione had already decided, practicing her butterfly stroke.
The events being contested are 50m freestyle, 50m Breast Stroke, 50m Back Stroke and 50m Butterfly Stroke and 4x50m medley relay.
The barrel-shaped turtle painstakingly mounted the beach, inching her way against waves washing back out to sea, reeling her flippers through the sand as though she were doing the butterfly stroke. It might take an hour or more before she'd traversed far enough inland to begin digging the hole where she would lay her eggs.
The Oxclose Community Academy student, who is currently ranked first in Northumberland and Durham, fourth in the North East and 15th in England for her age group in the 200 Butterfly stroke, is set to compete in the Scottish Nationals next month.