Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Freestyle Flip Turns

Unfortunately, many people were never taught proper flip turn technique. Let's review five aspects of a freestyle flip turn.

1. You need some momentum to do a good flip turn. Too many people approach the wall without any speed. It is much harder to flip if you stop right before you get to the wall. So increasing speed as you approach the wall will help you flip.

2. Concentrate on landing your feet on the wall while you are on your back. There is no need to "Land" on your tummy. Therefore, when your feet hit the wall, you will be on your back with your face and chest facing toward the ceiling.

3. Push HARD off the wall.

4. You get to your side by spinning as you push off the wall.

5. You get to your stomach with your first stroke.

Go practice your turns!


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