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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.

81 thoughts on “How To Improve Your Swimming Turns ft. Coach Jack Bauerle | Olympians’ Tips”

  1. Thank you this will really help me with my turns for freestyle and breast my 50 free is 25 seconds and I'm 13 I think that's good

  2. This is great to watch!Really helped me! hope it can take these 2 seconds off breast to get States!

  3. I'm a swimmer too and my coach told me tw other things:
    after the breaststroke turn, you should go deeper
    under than it is shown in the video. And after a turn, you shouldn't keep your feet togheter like that. Try it yourself: stand up and jump first with your feet together. After this, try it with more distance between your feet. You'll see, with the second thechnique, you'll jump much higher.

  4. Tomorrow Saturday I have to do a 100 backstroke and 50 back, freestyle, and breaststroke plus a 200 free and a relay I hope this video will help me

  5. By seeing this, a person can learn swimming. We think that we can learn about Swimming Chess, learn how to jump, what kind of stroke, what time to do, etc. We can learn 75% by watching the video that we want to learn. If you want to learn how to learn the cursor, you can understand when your desire power is high and you might say that when you look at limo, they think that they are going to be in some time, they know what they are, or they do it.

  6. What does it mean on 2.04 of when u are coming up the feet won't be together?Can any of you guys out there kindly explain?many thanks!?

  7. I'm a swimmer and I've been swimming for most of my life and I couldn't fully get the free flip turn but this really helped…

  8. I have been swimming sice I was 11 months old now Im ten I am a great swimming and this is helpful for me ?

  9. Today I learned at my swim team practice I learned how do the freestyle flip turn fast and efficient!! It was so much better and easier!! ???

  10. I am a swimmer and before I was really bad at backstroke turns but know I AM THE TOP OF MY TEAM !

  11. Impressive of coaching… It's surely worthy full .. Tremendous knowledge..to fly on surface of water..Than you wanndell

  12. I’m 11 and I’m gonna have a competition at June 4 and this tips are good but turns I don’t really think it will help cause it’s just one straight line…… and I don’t know how many meters I’m gonna swim xD

    I had to do all strokes like butterfly, freestyle,backstroke, and breaststroke… I’ll edit tomorrow on how many meters is the line and If the competition comes up I’ll comment of how many minutes or seconds when I finish it.

  13. How can you hold your breath that long? When I already did 4 dolphin kicks I already want to breathe and even two strokes no breathing.. gosh Im dead

  14. After watching this video my club said I improved my already amazing turns in back
    People say my back is impeccable

    I also managed to knock of at least 1 second in all my back & frunt.

    Thanks for your help

  15. I always turn my head during backstroke turns (Which killed my flags chance by 1 second, but I still have 8 months to catch up!), but I always do as many kicks as possible underwater, which in my opinion helps a lot. (I kick until I'm supposed to come up which is the 2nd red dot or last.) Thanks for the tips! These should help me improve and get me to flags! (My butterfly is 32 seconds for a 50, and my backstroke is 34 for a 50, and I'm 11.)

  16. The young woman here is probably the only swimmer I have seen other than Phelps, who comes off the wall angling down rather than parallel to the surface of the water. A coach told me about 'getting under the backwash' and then several weeks later there was Phelps in the Olympics, going into the wall half a length behind the other guy, he goes down deeper and farther, and comes up a full body length ahead. In the interview after, he comments about how he was able to get under the backwash. Out of all the turn videos I have watched, not a single one even mentions this….

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