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cwilson
July 8th, 2008, 05:17 PM
We live out in the middle of nowhere and everyone at my pool touches and turns around - I can't find anyone to show the transition from back to breast that actually incorporates some kind of flip. Does anyone know of a good video online that shows this or some really easy textual explanation?

Thanks

Shaman
July 8th, 2008, 05:21 PM
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Back+to+breast+Turn&search_type=&aq=f

SLOmmafan
July 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
I am not much of an IM'er, so perhaps it is from lack of practice, but I find this flip (back to breast) to be slower than a regular touch and go turn. I noticed durning the trials that not every elite swimmer was using the turn either. I guess it varies from person to person.

Thanks for the video link - nice to watch good swimmers do it right either way!

knelson
July 8th, 2008, 07:08 PM
In my opinion some of these back-to-breast flips should de DQs. If you cross over the vertical towards your chest before you touch the wall you should be disqualified. Mania's turn looks pretty close to me.

hofffam
July 8th, 2008, 08:01 PM
A lot of elite IMers do NOT do a flip on the back to breast turn. In my own experiments - the flip is too demanding of oxygen.

Oh - I am far from being an elite IMer!

JMiller
July 8th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Here is an excellent video, and I've also written a complete description.
http://forums.usms.org/showpost.php?p=136619&postcount=180

cwilson
July 8th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Here is an excellent video, and I've also written a complete description.
http://forums.usms.org/showpost.php?p=136619&postcount=180

Jonathan...That's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for directing me to your previous post. I'll be trying that out as soon as I can get back in the pool!