Jan 302011

When swimming, every 25 meters I reach a wall and each time I hit the wall it is with my hand in front of me. When I turn around, my head is above water as I kick my legs against the side of the pool and propel myself forward.

I watch other swimmers from time to time and some of them have performed a technique, different from my own. One which I have never done before, nor know how to properly perform.

Heroes, I am asking for your help.

How do you perform the underwater flippy thing? (And what is it’s proper name?)

  2 Responses to “Teach Me How to Swim”

  1. The “flippy thing” is called, just that, a flip turn. Here’s a really good video on how to do one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtP8xgzm6do Swimming is a lot like running…SWIM HAPPY!

  2. Peter,

    Thanks for the tip. I needed that, I’m definitely going to try it out this week in the pool. I will let you know how it goes.


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