Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flippin' Good Advice

Here's a good tip I learned the other day for flip turns.  I cornered the best swimmer in the pool and asked her how she turned so beautifully off the wall.

"Just before I turn, I look at bottom edge of the tiled T in front of me and that automatically puts my body in the right position.  My eyes focus downward and I do a strong butterfly kick just before I flip," she said.

At that point, she pushed off the wall in her streamline position and swam away.  It was cool.

Give it a shot.  Eyes down, chin/neck in a 90 degree angle, hard flip from the core, plant your feet, corkscrew, streamline, then stroke.


1 comment:

  1. ...not so simple for some of us...I get so much water up my nose and I always end up heading toward the bottom of the pool! I feel like I am going to drown! But I am not giving up. I practice a few turns each workout! Maybe you can give me some tips...


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