Archive for June 2018

Clarifying the new “Lochte” rule on pushing off the wall.

Recently swimming has instituted a new rule on kicking off of the wall, commonly referred to as the Lochte rule. Backstroker, Ryan Lochte may be said to have the strong underwater kicks in the sport. Recently he started kicking off of every turn on his back in freestyle events. For him this was faster. Swimming’s…

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Advanced Flip Turns with video

This is part three in a three-part series on Flip Turns.  Part I and Flip Turns: “Learning the basics”video addressed the steps of learning to flip and included a video breakdown of the key steps and, an effective learning drill.  In part II discussed the most common errors and the video “Flip Turns: Errors and…

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Common Flip Turn Errors and Corrections Video

This is part two in a three-part series on flip turns. Last week we learned how to do a clean competitive flip turn. You can go back and check out the last week’s blog and the video. Today I will look at the most common errors and how to correct them. Each error is shown…

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Flip Turns getting them right video

On my site I have curated the-best-of-the-best videos on swimming. So why did I decide to break that tradition and create my own series of videos on flips. The answer: I did not find what I was looking for. A video or series that presented all of the steps, broke it down, and explained common…

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