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Flutter Kick

Skill of the Week - Flutter Kick

Last week’s skill of the week was working on flutter kick, the kick used while swimming freestyle and backstroke. Flutter kick, when performed correctly, is done by the core supporting the hips and driven by the legs and feet. The core needs to be tight and the hips need to be loose. The feet should push down with the top of the foot and up with the bottom of the foot (opposite for backstroke). Loose floppy ankles are best and the bend in the knees should be around 45 degrees.

Key Words

“Tight core, loose hips”

“Kick down with the top of the foot”

“Kick up with the bottom of the foot”

“Floppy ankles”

“Kick up and down"