How To Flip Turn | Freestyle Swimming Tips For Beginners

Published on September 9th 2018


Flip turns, or tumble turns are an essential freestyle swimming how to skill. The flip turn has caused a lot of frustration for many swimmers and triathletes over the years. In this video, we’re going to be explaining the advantages of the flip turn and more importantly, how to do it! Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: When learning to flip turn, we need to build our confidence, and for that, we’re going to do it away from any walls. That way you can practice and get used to somersaulting 360 degrees without the worry of colliding with anything. For this we’re going to lie horizontal in the water, or as best as you can. To start the flip movement, just pull forwards ever so slightly to give yourself a little momentum. Then draw your nose and chin towards your chest. By doing this, your head will actually direct your body and begin the rotation. At this point, you should bring your knees into your chest as tight as possible. By being in this compact position it will make the flip a lot easier and quicker. Complete as many of these turns as you need until you feel confident enough to almost do them eyes closed. Once you’re at that point and you’re feeling braver, you can gradually begin moving closer to the wall. You still don’t need to touch the wall, but it’s a great way to increase your spacial awareness and confidence of the skill. Follow along with the rest of this video and with a little practise, you'll be turning like a pro! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Top 5 Essential Swim Skills To Master | Triathlon Swimming Tips For Beginners - 📹 How To Breathe When Swimming | Freestyle Swimming For Beginners - Music: Epidemic Sound Bang On - Johnny Berglund Comfort Zone - Nebulae Etiqueta - Bassio Hopeful Heavey Rock Trailer No6 - Johnny Berglund No Limits - Matt Large Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images