TRAINING TIPS The key to mastering the mermaid-esque moves is the dolphin kick
(you can mimic this sans fin by keeping your legs tightly together).
You'll work on the dolphin kick
, breath control, pearl diving and the all-important mermaid pose.
Germany's Jacob Heidtmann clocked in at 4:11,85, breaking his own record and the best national time, but was disqualified for using two dolphin kicks
. Swimmers are only permitted to use one dolphin kick
, and the 21-year-old was notably dejected with the outcome.
The butterfly, which Briggs says is the hardest stroke, involves moving both arms at the same time over the top of the water with a dolphin kick
"We used their custom CFD code to study flow around a dolphin kick
and the arm stroke of a freestyle and backstroke pull," Mark said.
"Her underwater dolphin kick
is one of the best of any swimmer in the state," Hodges said.
Several studies have been published that focus on the use of the dolphin kick
to improve the effectiveness of swimming starts and turns (Arellano, et al., 1999; Lyttle, et.
Chin skimming just above the water line, breathing every stroke in perfect rhythm and balance, arms extending, hands landing almost delicately in front of him to pull water, feet pounding out a thunderous two-beat dolphin kick
The pair traded stroke for stroke when they swam in adjacent lanes in yesterday's heats, Lochte taking chunks out of the 400m freestyle champion ah o at every turn with his remarkable under-water dolphin kick
, only for the Chinese to make up the deficit above the surface.
More than 50 students participated in the competition under four categories EoAC" backstroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick
Her coach, Eric Mitchell, attributes her improvement in part to her ability to execute the dolphin kick
, an underwater kick that was not allowed when she was in college.
After the initial push off from a turn or dive in the freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly, the swimmer should streamline followed by a flutter or dolphin kick