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A while ago we talked a lot about flip turns....<br>
but, here's a great video of turns that aren't flips.<br><br><a href="http://www.goswim.tv/drilloftheweek_comments.php?id=5094_0_20_0_C" target="_blank">http://www.goswim.tv/drilloftheweek_...=5094_0_20_0_C</a><br><br>
They do a good job of using filming models that aren't just swimmer swimmers......they have "regular" folks on it as well.<br><br>
You may want to bookmark the site...this apparently is #1 in a 4 part series they'll be doing.<br><br>
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The video does do a good job with the comparison of open turns being done correctly by the experienced swimmer, and being done incorrectly by the not so experienced swimmers. Done correctly, it does seem like a good alternative to a flip. The open turn is also probably a good alternative to a swimmer with back pain. But I like flip turns cause they look cool if done correctly.
 

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I like flip turns cause they get the coach wet! lol<br>
(don't tell her, though).
 

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Hm, that's pretty interesting stuff. Looks like a very fast turn, and I like that you get an extra breath. Might have to give that a try sometime.
 

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I usually do flip turns but I stopped this week to see if my knee injury would heal faster or feel better if I didn't and it seems to be better. With open turns you can control easily how you push off and make sure you are pushing off evenly on both legs/feet and not worry about having to twist one way or another...
 

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Thats good stuff. I was planning to 'learn' how to get better at flip turns because several of my training mates kill me off the wall even though we are equal inbetween.<br>
Shouldnt matter, but is does... <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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