A Guide To Swimming Turns
A Guide To Swimming Turns
Learn from the pro's on how to properly execute swimming turns. Improve your technique and skills with this video tutorial. Watch now!
Hi I'm Paul, this is Theo from swimminglessons.co.uk.
We're going to give you a few tips on swimming today. You're more than welcome to contact us for any more information or to book a session. Thank you.
Today we're going to look at the turns. We're going to look at first of all, a tumble turn such as the front crawl turn. We're also going to look at the backstroke turn, tumble turn.
We're also going to look at the breast stroke and fly after that. Ok, so Theo's swimming up to the wall now, taking his last breath there and he uses his hands just to help guide himself into a turn, a roll, similar to if you're doing gymnastics and doing a head over heels. He then plants his feet on the wall with bent legs.
He stretches out his legs. His arms already stretched above his head/ we'll look at that again now. So he uses his hands here to help pull him over, both feet touch the wall.
Slightly on the side but then you twist out back on to your front. So this time we'll look at Theo doing a head over heels. Like a simple turn, just breaking down the skill and just trying to get both of his feet flat on the wall.
So here you'll see him turn just using his hands to guide his feet over. And you'll see his legs com over together, both feet touch the wall. Ok and you'll see that by using this drill we can break down the skill and really practice each individual segment before moving on.
we're now do the same again but this time once he has touched his feet on the wall, he will then push off and twist out back onto his front straight afterwards. So he turns, feet come over nice and calm, touch the wall, push and turn, kick, kick and coming up now. Again for the backstroke turn, just as you're coming up, usually there will be flags above your head you turn on your front normal tumble turn but this time just push off of your back no need to twist on front.
We already ready to go straight into stroke again. Ok so now were looking at a breaststroke turn. It's different to the tumble turn, now he comes up to wall, stretches out, both arms stretched out, both hands touch the wall at the same time, he brings his feet in to the wall twists on to his side, pushes off.
So he swims up to the wall again, trying to make sure his arms are stretched out fully as he glides into the wall, bring his feet into the wall here, hand goes in front of the other and then the other arm comes over so push off the wall like a diving motion. Once you're under the water you then use your arms to propel yourself by pulling all the way to the hips. One more time, this time looking at the feet coming into the wall as he pulls them in, pulls them in, arms go over, push, arms pulled back to the hips then one leg kick, back up again.
It's important here when you're doing the breaststroke or fly turns that both hands touch the wall at exactly the same time. So that was a guide to turns for you, so we went over the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and fly turns.