Thread: Frog Kick
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Old 06-29-2016
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Originally Posted by Suddethb View Post
I'm hoping USMS will join the real world and go to 2-dolphin butterfly ONLY, and stop allowing the butterfrog ever. Butterfrog isn't butterfly anywhere else in the world, it's called DQ.
I'm not sure what you mean by "anywhere else in the world". FINA masters competitions allow the breaststroke kick to be used in butterfly just as USMS meets do.

The reason for allowing it in masters meets is, presumably, because breaststroke kicking was originally allowed in butterfly (in fact, when butterfly was still called breaststroke, breaststroke kicking was required). So I'm guessing that they don't want to require 90-year-old butterfliers to learn a new way of kicking just to keep doing the stroke.


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