Swim Team Prep; I Can Open Turn!

Freestyle and Breaststroke Open Turns!

In swimming, a turn is a reversal of direction of travel by a swimmer. A turn is typically performed when a swimmer reaches the end of a swimming pool but still has one or more remaining pool lengths to swim.  Practicing the proper Freestyle and Breaststroke Open turns and incorporating them into each swim will greatly increase a swimmers endurance and speed.

Today’s Workout 

1. The Freestyle Open Turn

2. The Breaststroke Open Turn

3.  Mastering Turns and Using the Pace Clock

  • Practice a variety of techniques with freestyle and breaststroke to allow students to gain comfort with swimming the strokes with turns and keeping pace with the clock.

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