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I am confused about using breaststroke kick in butterfly. Some say that it is allowed and some say that you will be disqualified if you do so. They say that in Masters swimming competition, it is allowed but some of my friends claim otherwise. Which one of them is right?

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101.3.3 – Kick
”All up and down movements of the legs and feet must be simultaneous. The position of the legs and feet need not be on the same level but they shall not alternate in relation to each other. The breaststroke or whip kick may be used exclusively or interchangeably with the dolphin kick while doing the butterfly stroke at any time during the race. Only one breaststroke or whip kick is permitted per arm pull, except that a single breaststroke or whip kick is permitted prior to the turn and the finish without an arm pull. After the start and after each turn, a single breaststroke or whip kick is permitted prior to the first arm pull. A scissors kicking movement is not permitted.”

So you see, in Masters swimming competition, you are allowed to use breaststroke kick in butterfly, but only one breaststroke kick per arm stroke. As for the dolphin kicks, you can do any number of them per arm stroke. Moreover, you can go back and forth from dolphin to breaststroke kick.
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