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Watch and learn the coaching philosophy behind a successful breaststroke and butterfly turn from 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, Bill Wadley. Along with the insight from Coach Wadley, you will see multiple drills that emphasize the points that he makes.
The key points are to finish with a kick, stay at water level, and not to look at the wall but concentrate on looking at the bottom of the pool.
Perform more efficient turns during your freestyle race with this drill featuring Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Bill Dorenkott. The ‘One Turn Drill’ helps you work on a more streamline position when leaving the wall.
Breakout with your face first and not your fingertips “to ensure minimum resistance and keep the body in a nice horizontal plane” In the turn, pin both elbows next to the body with palms down, and then use the hands to assist in tumbling over quicker. With elbows still tight to the body, the hands extend forward into a strong streamline for the push off.
Legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick, and Auburn Swimming Head Coach, Brett Hawke, share their tools to build a faster sprint freestyle turn. Coaches Quick and Hawke discuss the sprint Freestyle approach/transition to the turn and the importance of increasing speed into the wall.
Be sure to stay submerged and do not rise up when entering the turn phase of your freestyle race.
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.