Which Sort of Crossover Flip is for YOU?


Woof – it nearly seems like two lifetimes have handed since I wrote my final weblog submit. I’m blissful to be again at it and able to deliver you all Half II of our collection on Crossover Turns!

In immediately’s submit, we can be dissecting which TYPE of Crossover Flip is for YOU. When you didn’t learn Half I and study all in regards to the 3 kinds of Crossover turns, I extremely suggest doing that earlier than studying this half.

Let’s get began!

There’s little question that including in any sort of spin on the wall – helps make a swimmers flip FASTER. The rationale I’m so assured in saying that is due to Freestyle Flipturns. If an Open Flip was FASTER, we’d all simply do this for each stroke – however it’s not.

Once we broke down the kinds of Crossover Turns, we discovered 3 fundamental sorts: Backstroke Flipturn Modification, Backside Arm Spin Flip, and the Prime Arm Spin Flip. All of some of these turns have their very own execs/cons between them – so how do you resolve which is greatest for you?

Right here’s an excellent place to start out!

Ask your self these 3 questions and write down whether or not it’s a direct YES or NO in your solutions:

1.) Is your Backstroke Stroke Depend Constant? (i.e. you possibly can hit the wall nicely 9 out of 10 instances, in the event you tried)?

2.) Are you a Pure Breaststroker? (i.e. is Breaststroke a energy of yours?)

3.) Are Pullouts YOUR JAM? (i.e. you perceive the good thing about pullouts and maximize the usage of them in your races?)

Three YES Solutions:

When you answered, YES to all three of those questions– you must study the Backstroke Flipturn Modification Flip (BFMT). This flip is the BEST flip for swimmers who’re eager to get to their highest degree within the sport, and so they specialise in Breaststroke + are in line with their stroke rely.

Two YES Solutions:

When you answered, YES to only two of these questions – you must study the Prime Arm Spin Flip. This flip nonetheless provides you a leg up from the competitors – however doesn’t put as MUCH emphasis on correct stroke rely into the wall.

When you mess up your stroke rely on a Backstroke Flipturn Modification Flip, your complete flip can be a prepare wreck. The stroke rely part is admittedly the KEY part of an important BFMT.

So till you get extra confidence in your stroke rely – you must begin with the Prime Arm Spin Flip and progress from there.

One YES Reply (or NONE):

When you answered, only one YES or NO to all of the questions above – you must study the Backside Arm Spin Flip to assist in giving you somewhat increase in velocity by way of your Backstroke to Breaststroke flip, however not making something too technical.

Have a look at lanes 3 and 5!

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Instructing Order:

If I had been to invert these solutions above, that’s really the order I’d train the Crossover Turns to my swimmers as nicely. All the time begin your youngest ones studying and comprehending how you can do the Backside Arm Spin Flip (ages 6-10). Then, as they get higher at Breaststroke and Pullouts, progress them to the Prime Arm Spin Flip (ages 10-14). And at last, train your increased degree youngsters the Backstroke Flipturn Modification Flip (14+). Clearly, there might be some variability in inside these ages – however you get the image.

Backstroke Flipturn Modification Flip Drill:

Additionally, in the event you’re within the transition between the Prime Arm Spin Flip to a Backstroke Flipturn Modification Flip – that is my favourite drill. I take advantage of this drill on a regular basis to assist train my swimmers how you can do a correct BFMT! Get pleasure from!

Additionally, make sure to keep tuned for subsequent week, the place we talk about the distinction in push-offs from every of those 3 turns!

Till Subsequent Time,

Abbie Fish



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