Flip turn tutorial 1. How to do a freestyle flip turn for beginners. Progression technique.


If you are learning to swim, doing flip turns correctly is essential for smooth enjoyable
laps. There are four main things to keep in mind while practicing a turn so that you master
it and then not even think about it while swimming laps. The first a most important thing for doing a flip turn is to know the timing. The distance
to start the turn is different for everyone and it also depends on your speed coming into
the wall. Having said that, you should start the turn at arms length. To practice that,
this is a good drill to do. Do this several times until you get a hold of the distance
and you loose the fear of approaching the wall. Now that you know how to approach the wall,
the first movement of the turn is the head. You need to burry your head down just in time
so that the turn is successful. To do this you need to pay attention to the floor. Make
a mental mark of the last place on the floor you see before turning. If you are too far
or too close, make sure to adjust it until it is just right and then try to always turn
at that point,. Now I should also say that it is a good idea to breathe before the turn
in order to float better and to have enough air to blow some of it through your nose when
you are face up, other wise water will enter your nose. Right now you have a lot of information
to process. So make sure to practice these two points before moving on. Now to actually do the turn, the most important
body parts are the arms (and also the core, but we will get to that in the next point.)
Most beginners don’t know how to do a proper flip turn because they haven’t looked at
what advanced swimmers are doing with their hands. The arms actually play a crucial part
because they act as a leverage for the rest of the body to turn and to not sink while
doing it. So pay attention at how the hands are placed straight back and facing down.
You actually need to push water downwards to do the leverage and to stay a few inches
under the surface, where you ought to be. Now that you know the secret arms movement, the other part you might not know is that
to bring your legs on top and around your body, you need to use your core muscles. Engage those muscle right here, prepare your feet to touch the wall and push. Bend your knees and flex your ankles on dorsiflexion. Prepare your feet to touch the wall and push. Now you are ready! Go and practice what you
have learned! If you already dominate the flip turn but
want to get better and faster, subscribe to my channel because my next video will be about
advanced tips and techniques to do a perfect flip turn.
Also if you haven’t checked out my freestyle tutorials, check them out, there are great
tips that can help you swim faster and more efficient.

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  • Wow! Well in my opinion not breathing before the flip turn can be beneficial, that way you don't waste time breathing before the turn and you can do the flip turn faster, plus you can see better where you are and get into the wall better.
    I Love your videos, Thanks!

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    FLIP TURN TUTORIAL
    플립턴 교범

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    If you are learning to swim, doing flip turns correctly is essential for smooth enjoyable laps.
    수영을 배워, 부드럽게 즐기면서 몇 바퀴 돌려면, 반드시 플립턴을 정확하게 하여야 합니다.

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    There are four main things to keep in mind while practicing a turn so that you master it and then not even have to think about it while swimming laps.
    연습할 때 염두에 두어야 할 네 가지 주안점이 있습니다. 플립턴을 숙달하고 난 후, 뺑뺑이를 돌 때에는 기억할 필요조차 없어야 합니다.

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    – Approach the wall.
    – 벽에 다가가기.

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    The first and most important thing for doing a flip turn is to know the timing.
    플립턴을 하는 데 있어 첫번째로 그리고 가장 중요한 것은 정확한 때를 아는 것입니다.

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    The distance to start the turn is very different for everyone.
    턴을 시작하는 거리는 사람마다 그 차이가 큽니다.

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    And it also depends on your speed coming into the wall.
    또한 벽에 접근하는 속도에 따라 달라지기도 합니다.

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    Having said that, you should start the turn at arm's length.
    그럼에도 불구하고, 처음에는 "팔길이"에서부터 시작하여야 합니다.

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    To practice that, this is a good drill to do.
    연습하기 위해, 이 훈련을 하는 것이 좋습니다.

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    Do this several times until you get a hold of the distance and you loose the fear of approaching the wall.
    거리감을 익히고, 벽에 다가가는 것에 대한 두려움이 사라질 때까지, 이 연습을 수차례 하십시요.

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    – Bury your head.
    – 머리를 푹 숙이세요.

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    Now that you know how to approach the wall, the first movement of the turn is the head.
    이제 벽에 접근하는 법을 알고난 후, 턴을 하기 위한 첫 움직임은 머리에서 시작합니다.

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    You need to bury your head down just in time so that the turn is successful.
    턴을 성공적으로 하기 위해서는 정확한 시점에 머리를 푹 숙여야 합니다.

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    To do this, you need to pay attention to the floor.
    그러려면, 수영장 바닥에 주의를 기울여야 합니다.

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    Make a mental mark of the last place on the floor you see before turning.
    턴하기 전에, 바닥에 보이는 마지막 지점에 마음 속으로 표시를 하십시요.

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    If you are too far or too close, make sure to adjust it until it is just right and then try to always turn at that point.
    너무 멀거나 너무 가깝다면, 딱 맞을 때까지 확실하게 조정하십시요. 그러고 난 후 항상 그 지점에서 턴하려고 해보세요.

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    Now I should say that it is a good idea to breathe before the turn,
    이제, 턴하기 전에 숨을 들이쉬는 것이 좋다고 말씀드려야 하겠네요,

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    in order to float better and to have enough air to blow some of it through your nose when you are face-up.
    더 잘 뜨기 위해서, 또 얼굴이 위를 향할 때, 코로 공기를 조금씩 내보낼 수 있을 만큼 공기가 충분해야 합니다.

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    Otherwise water will enter your nose.
    그렇지 않으면 코로 물이 들어오게 됩니다.

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    Right now, you have a lot of information to process.
    이제, 기억하고 처리해야할 정보들이 너무 많군요.

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    So, make sure to practice these two points before moving on.
    그러므로, 다음 단계로 넘어가기 전에 반드시 이 두가지 주안점을 연습하세요.

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    – Extend your arms.
    – 팔을 뻗으세요.

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    Now to actually do the turn, the most important body parts are the arms.
    실제로 턴을 할 때, 우리 몸에서 가장 중요한 부분은 팔입니다.

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    (and also the core. But we will get to that in the next point.)
    (물론 코어(아랫몸통) 부분도 중요합니다. 다음 부분에서 다룰 것입니다.)

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    The arms actually play a crucial part.
    팔은 실제로 굉장히 중요한 역할을 합니다.

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    Because they act as a leverage for the rest of the body to turn and to not sink while doing it.
    몸의 다른 부분이 돌게 하기 위한 지렛대 역할을 하면서 턴하는 동안 몸이 가라앉지 않게 해줍니다.

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    So pay attention at how the hands are placed straight back and facing down.
    그러므로, 손바닥이 아래를 보게하여, 손은 곧장 뒤로 놓이는 동작을 유심히 살펴보십시요.

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    You actually need to push water downwards to do the leverage and to stay a few inches under the surface, where you ought to be.
    몸뚱아리를 수면 아래 수 인치 깊이에 머무르게 하고, 지렛대 역할을 수행하기 위해서는 손바닥을 이용해서 물을 아래쪽으로 밀어야 합니다.

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    – Bring hips forward.
    – 엉덩이를 앞으로 당기세요.

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    Now that you know the secret arms movement,
    팔을 움직이는 비결을 알게 되었으므로,

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    the other part you might not know is that
    이제 알아야 할 다음 부분은

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    in order to bring your legs on top and around your body, you need to use your core muscles.
    다리를 끌어 당겨 돌기 위해서는 코어 근육(아랫몸통을 둘러싼 근육들)을 사용해야 한다는 것입니다.

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    Engage those muscle right here.
    바로 이 순간에 코어 근육을 사용하십시요.

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    Bend your knees and flex your ankles on dorsiflexion.
    무릎을 구부리고, 발목을 발등쪽으로 구부려 괭이처럼 만드세요.

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    Prepare your feet to touch the wall and push.
    발을 이용하여 벽에 닿은 후 벽을 미세요.

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    Now you are ready!
    자 이제 준비가 되셨습니다!

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    Go and practice what you have learned!
    수영장에 들어가 지금 배운 것들을 연습하세요!

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    If you already dominate the flip turn but you want to get better and faster, subscribe to my channel.
    플립턴에 관한 내용을 이미 숙달했지만, 좀 더 나아지고 빨라지고 싶으시다면, 제 채널을 구독해주세요.

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    Because my next video will be about advanced tips and techniques to do a perfect flip turn.
    다음 번 비디오에서는 완벽한 플립턴을 하기 위한 고급 비결과 기법들에 대하여 다루겠습니다.

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    Also if you haven't checked out my freestyle tutorials, check them out.
    또한 제가 만든 자유형 교범 비디오들을 보지 못하셨다면, 확인해보시기 바랍니다.

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    There are great tips that can help you swim faster and more efficient.
    더 빠르게 더 효율적으로 수영하는 데 도움이 될만한 비결들을 찾아보실 수 있습니다.

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    See you next time! Swim Fast!
    다음 시간에 찾아 뵙겠습니다! 빠르게 수영하세요!

  • This is helpful! Thanks!

  • Thank you so much! Can you please make a butterfly tutorial?

  • thank's i like so, valeu!

  • In order to make the videos more helpful, I would like to get to know you better.
    How many times a week do you swim?

  • best explanation ever ❤️

  • I've watched your video many times, still i cannot do this, so hard

  • Excellent explanation! Greetings from México!! 😁

  • Arms straight when turning!

  • The trick with the arms pushing down in order to not sink during the flip turn is just what I needed, and it works, thanks a lot for pointing it, from France

  • this is not that easy but great tutorial. Will you please do tutorial on proper push off at the beginning(when you first get in the pool) without diving into the pool.

  • Thanks for breaking this down like this, it's more practice-able!
    will start today! (swim 3 times / week)

  • Excellent video! THANKS!!

  • شكرا كثيرا على الفديو والطريقة المفيدة في كيفية الدوران تحت الماء

  • excelente video brot ami si me salio la buelta de campana si lo sabia pero me faltava mas dominar ajaja😂😂

  • My coach told me that we can't take a breath before you do your flip turn

  • Nunca me he preocupado por hacer los giros pero ahora empecé a entrenarlos con un entrenador y empecé con el ejercicio de dar cinco patadas en libre, luego dar el rollo, luego nadar otras cinco patadas etc.. pero inmediatamente sentí nauseas y mareo y no pude continuar. Que se puede hacer para evitar esto? Gracias.

  • I bet I will learn

  • 자주 보면 많이 도움될거 같아요^^♥

  • merci j'apprends beaucoup avec vous🙏 j'étais nulle en natation mais maintenant je note une franche amélioration juste 2 mois d'exercice, 2 séances de 90 min cheque remains …… " I can swim underwater now " 🙂

  • it is very very helpful and easy to practice! many thanks

  • i swim three times a week 30 minutes to 60 minutes .thank you SKILLS N TALLENTS

  • 0:50 Secure team 10 intro

  • While i am practicing this , water keeps getting into my nose and that really painful

  • 5 days a week for 40min

  • why do I loose direction? I end up on different lane after I finish my turn.

  • This video says to breathe before doing a flip turn, but my coach always says don't breathe in the flags, or don't breathe about five strokes before doing a flip turn😒it's always so hard for me

  • Your videos are very informative and helpful for us, great job keep it up brother. Thanks a lot

  • How to prevent water getting into the nose? Should I blow air out while turning?

  • I had been swimming for over a year, 4 times a week for 30-45 minutes. Thank you.

  • one of the best tutorial i ever find tnx

  • Hey guys, Me again. I kinda have a problem with my flip turns. I always end up on a different direction, Sometimes even on a different lane

  • Feet should be shoulder width apart when touching the wall, and you should be finished stretching your arms…

  • Hi. My problem is that when I flip, my head kind of turns to the side, and my body flips at an angle. When doing a proper flip turn, your entire body just flips over in a straight line like: |
    when i do mine, my body slants like:
    i really feel like its just me turning my head to the side when i tuck my head under, and it seems like no matter how much i practice or consciously think about what im doing, my head will NOT stop. it is almost like a muscle reflex that i have no control over. i practice and practice and practice but i cannot get this to change and its more frustrating than i can put into words…. what do i do?

  • Very useful video

  • I not trying to be fussy but I swim six hours a week in a club. I’ve been told that when you are just about to spring off from the wall your legs need to be in a 90 degree angle. This indicates that you were going a bit to close to the wall for your height

  • Que guapo el mushasho!

  • @SkillsNT Hey, how to control the air when flip turn? I always out of air when doing it. It was hard for me to control the breath out through nose.

  • When I was a kid, my coach taught me this several times, and I never got to successfully flip once without having the water enter my nose…

  • This is not right, when you swim your legs should be at a 90* angle

  • I swim five times a week 1:30:00 each day I swim

  • thank you for your tutorial, help me do it by yourself

    I almost vomit when I look at your camera spin around when you turn haha

  • Thanks for the post!

  • 2:10 secret arms movement, this is crucial

  • I just started swimming like my daily exercise.. i tried those flips but man.. it hurts in the nose 😭

  • Too many bubbles on the hands

  • What video editor do you use?

  • That’s not even a correct turn. Your legs should make a 90 degree angle on the wall. If you do it the way he is then when you push off the wall you will go straighten to the surface and won’t get a good underwater kick. Also your turn should be perpendicular with wall and you be straight. When you are going into the wall your last stroke should go with you while you turn. It’s hard to describe in words lol

  • Thank You Sir. I learnt it after watching your video. Was able to perfect it in 4-5 tries.

  • This video taught me how to do flip turn. The best trainer. very impressive.

  • Secureteam

  • I'm having trouble using my arms while doing the turn. I always end up flipping at an angle, and I think it's because I'm not using my arms right. I don't get it.

  • can not read CC white letters with the white background!

  • 1:40 I always breathe before the turn. Everyone’s telling me: “DONT BREATHE BEFORE THE TURN!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • too scared to even try this

  • Best one I've seen so far

  • I tried this and I turn unevenly, also too much water enters my nose even though I'm blowing. What am I doing wrong?

  • How to prevent the water get into your sinus when doing flip turn?

  • I think I have a psychological problem when I do the flip turn, I am so scared to turn over in the water. It is so hard for me to overcome

  • I swim every week day, and sometimes during the Weekend, Im in my High School's Swimming team so I guess you can see what im saying, we usaly stay in the water for 2-4 hours, if we are not doing freestyle for half the time, its probably us learning something new or just getting lectured.

  • can you tell me how to flip without using my arms to rotate myself?

  • I cant do this for nothing in the world. I always end up sideways or in the wrong direction with tons of water in my nose.

  • I’ve got the flip turn down, but how do I get back to the freestyle stroke after the flip turn? When do you start turning around so your body faces the bottom of the pool? How fast should this lateral turning be? Should I turn clockwise or counter clockwise? should I do a dolphin kick before starting up the front crawl again? How many dolphin kicks? Should I do the dolphin kick as I’m laterally turning to face down again? or do I turn and then do a dolphin kick and then start up the free stroke? I haven’t found any videos that cover the transition from the completion of the flip turn and back to the free stroke – and every swimmer seems to be doing it completely differently. Some do dolphin kicks and others go directly back into the front crawl. What’s the best way?

  • Is the part about breathing right before the turn how you really do it? My coaches freak out if I breath after the flags.

  • 🙏☺️

  • I'm just scared AF that the water will pour into my nose 🙁 I think I've got PTSD just from that. It's painful as hell :<

  • I swim now in a shallow swimming pool on one side. Some time I get hit in my foot, while making the turn. Please advise. █ What do you think of pushing against the wall higher than in his video? ( While turning. )

  • Noooooo! DO NOT BREATH BEFORE YOU DO YOUR FLIP TURN.

  • Very well

  • Hm..i think its way more easier in reality than it seems here..
    I have to try soon to see if i was right..hehe

  • i try it today it took me 4 times to get it correct first 4 times i push to my downward so i hid the floor

  • I'd like to thank you for the importan details to marked in this lesson. It helped me do it.

  • Thank you so much, it was really helpful, and the video is of high quality ! All the best !

  • Subbed! Am going to the pool tommorow and try this till I master it!

  • I always seem to use my arms and my swim coach tells me not to

  • I already know how to swim to survive but now I want to actually be good at it

  • How to prevent water going to my ears

  • i always start to early, and then i miss the wall

  • I always get water in my nose

  • Thanks so much- i was never able to do it and after watching this i was able to flip turn first try👌👌👌

  • Thank you.

  • What do you use to film under water?

  • Never had enough courage to try 😅

  • Water get in my ear then my eye starts feeling a burning feeling is that bad btw I’m not in swimming I’m just a random person

  • Good it helps me

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