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!
David Marsh is a 12X NCAA Championship coach at Auburn and he gives you complete insight on full speed breaststroke and butterfly turns. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. Create a fast pace, efficient turn from the footage below.
In this segment you will see all of the skills from the drill sequence come together to make for a high quality, full speed turn. Coach Marsh also provides tips on if you come up “short” or “long” on the wall before you perform the turn.
Listen to David Marsh, 3x Olympic Coach, speak about wall sequence workouts. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. This is a 3 step process that leads a swimmer through a full short axis turn. Develop the skills required to create a more powerful push off the wall.
The breathing technique is one of the keys to perfecting the wall sequence. These exercises will help you improve planting on the wall and will lead to a stronger push off.