Dan Kutler (born May 2, 1970 in Mountain View, California) is a former butterfly swimmer, who was born in the United States, and swam for Israel in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Kutler began his swimming career after falling into a pool as a youngster, and swam his first race at the age of eight. Growing up in California, Kutler was a seven-time All-America while attending UCLA.
In 1991, he won a gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay and a bronze in the 100m butterfly for the United States at the World University Games.
In 1995, Kutler began competing for Israel internationally, earning multiple gold, silver and bronze medals on the World Cup circuit, in preparation for the 1996 Olympics. At the European Championships in Vienna, he helped the 4x100 m medley relay team finish in 6th place with a time of 3:44.94, which qualified them for the1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, the relay team qualified for the 8th and final spot for that evenings race for the Gold.
Olympic athlete Dan Kutler demonstrates the advanced techniques of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly swimming styles.
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Dan Kutler:Hi! How you're doing? My name Is Dan Kutler and I am here to teach the person who knows how to swim each stroke, how to basically, kick your stroke up and nice. So this lesson is for the advanced swimmer. Basically, we are going to go through all four strokes, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. I am going to give you some tips and tools, which you can use to help so to make your stroke more like an Olympian stroke. My background is basically I have been swimming my whole life. I got a Full-Ride Scholarship to UCLA. I was a seven time 00:48 American for them. I ended up competing internationally for three years and I highlighted my crew it's basically in the 1996 Olympics. I was a member of 4100 Medley Relay Team, I swim the butterfly 00:59 of that Medley Relay and we basically made finals in 1996 Olympics. So still what we are going to be talking about are the sort of finer points of swimming. We are going to be talking about elbow pit; we are going to be talking about swimming with your torso. We are going to be talking about head position. Some of the things that you want to think about when you are trying to upgrade your stroke. Alright, let's get ready, let's get started, put on your goggles and now let's go.