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Former four year All-American, Rick Demont, discusses the key elements of the freestyle flip turn. You will learn how to carry momentum into the wall and out of the wall. These tips will allow your swimmers to make their turns as quick and efficient as possible.
The keys to carrying momentum into the wall is maintaining the kick all the way to the wall and pull position into the turn with an armstroke. The head position and the line that the feet travel in the flip turn are additional key points that Coach Demont discusses.
Discover two different flip turn drills from 3x Olympic Coach, Rick Demont. These drills will make sure you are ready to turn in any situation. Lower your times with a well developed turn in your next meet!
The Jump Turn and Breakout emphasizes speed in the flip and carrying speed through the turn. While the Scull to Turn Drill forces the swimmer to keep the kick active into the turn.
Get excellent instruction from University of Arizona Associate Head Coach, Rick Demont. He is in his 24th season at Arizona and knows the keys to a high quality freestyle turn. See demonstration from multiple collegiate swimmers, which accompanies Coach Demont’s advice perfectly.
Kicking as long as possible into the wall is an important aspect of a good turn. You can use flutter kicks or dolphin kicks.
Learn freestyle turn breakouts from former U.S.Olympic swimmer, Rick Demont. He provides you with advice on how to create a smooth transition from the turn and right into swimming. Develop a fast and effective turn with these techniques.
Coach Demont believes that a swimmer needs to get into the stroke as quickly as possible coming off of a turn. Keep your arm tight to your head and do not look forward.
Get insight on push off techniques from David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. Push offs are a key component to the turn and becoming a successful swimmer. See what push off skills you can gain from this clip.
Holding a streamline position will help the swimmer carry speed from the wall into the stroke. Using a stack and lock method reinforces the proper arm and hand position for a tight streamline. A quality streamline is the foundation to a great turn!