How To Improve Your Swimming Turns ft. Coach Jack Bauerle | Olympians’ Tips

How To Improve Your Swimming Turns ft. Coach Jack Bauerle | Olympians’ Tips


Hi, I’m Jack Bauerle,
Olympic swimming coach. And whether it be starts
or turns or strokes, these are the things that
help us make Olympians out of the kids that are
here swimming with us. Turns are going to be really
important because what we talk about is
speed in means speed out. For you to be successful, you have
to have a great stroke, you have to have good starts,
a good turn. So we’re going to hit the turns,
you’ll see all four of them from all the strokes. Bottom line is here, make sure
you’re swimming in with speed, and make sure you’re
thinking about the turn before you get there, so you’re
hitting it right on a stroke. Couple things on Butterfly –
hits the turn right on, that hand slips behind
her head on the turn, good underwater kick
and she does not breathe the first stroke
after she comes out. Make sure you sustain the speed. Just looking at Butterfly again –
that hand follows the head going in, takes about
five to six dolphin kicks, and she ends up almost
ten yards out. Very nice. Breaststroke turns, very similar on
the top to the fly turn, that hand needs to slip right
behind your head and you have to
time your pull-out and you get one dolphin kick to use, and just work with your coach
to figure out when that is. One more time. Pushes off, she takes a dolphin
kick, and the pull-out, and then she’s up. When the hands are getting ready to
break the surface, make sure the head
comes up with it. That’s perfect. Backstroke, you have to have
a sense of where you are so you’re not looking around. That head should not
move at all. Then, she comes over,
does a freestyle turn. That streamlined kick and
the dolphin kick underneath needs to be from the waist down. You don’t want to move
your upper torso. You just want to move
your quads and your calves. When your feet come over,
make sure they’re not together. All right? If you were
a basketball player jumping for a basketball, you wouldn’t jump
with your feet together. Good backstroke turn,
five to six, maybe even seven or eight dolphin
kicks on the backstroke. Very nice. On freestyle, make sure
when you’re coming in, that hand is coming right underneath
you and you make sure you get chin to chest and get your
feet over really fast. Feet right over the top, dolphin
kick, takes about four or five, and then comes up and does not
breathe the first two strokes coming out of the turn. That’s really very,
very important. I’m Jack Bauerle,
Olympic swimming coach. I hope these tips help you out and
you become the swimmer you want to be.

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