flip turn


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flip turn

n.
A turn in swimming in which one does a somersault just before reaching an end of the pool so that only the feet make contact with the wall.

flip turn

Underwater somersault to reverse direction after touching the end of the pool.
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I was not seeded to win, but I had a good flip turn," he said.
Flip turn is very important competitive distance element at a distance swimming events.
You just have to dimly sense the approaching wall before you flip turn and go on your way.
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(2010) Analysis of the lateral push-off in the freestyle flip turn. Journal of Sport Sciences 28(11), 1175-1181.
Each stroke brings her closer to the wall of the pool--it's a chance to stop, catch her breath--but she does a flip turn, pushing away and starting another lap.
"But it was a total flip turn by the end of the tour and we''d got ourselves together.
He may use a flutter or dolphin kick before making the flip turn. After placing the feet firmly against the wall, the swimmer uses a forceful push-off on his back and streamlines.
The first time, Tam had been six or seven, learning the flip turn for when her race would double from fifty meters to a hundred.
You can use an open turn, or the more advanced flip turn.
Slowly but surely his lazy strokes got him to the halfway stage and something resembling a flip turn. But on the way back he tired dramatically.
The Fitness Farm pool is 13 yards long, so you will need to do an open turn or the flip turn we showed you in the last issue.