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2013-04-23 10:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Training for open water in a pool
rjrankin83 - 2013-04-22 7:39 PM

chris00nj - 2013-04-22 7:41 PM NewClysdale has it right.

I can't do flip turns and if I had unlimited time to train, I would learn. However, given the choice to spent available time swimming or learning turns, I will pick the former.

Take 10 minutes after each session and go out just past the flags and swim in and practice turns. 10 minutes isn't long and I'm willing to bet you'd pick it up pretty quick. Nobody expects to go to a Rec/Y pool and see Michale Phelps. I guarantee your turns will be better than/equal to atleast someone at the pool

 

Based on everyone's comments, I am going to start trying to learn them!



2013-04-23 11:00 PM
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rjrankin83 - 2013-04-22 7:42 PM

She says they're okay but I'm willing to bet doing a ladder workout from 100-1000 with 100s on the 1:20 she's probably doing flip turns. 

Eh - that isn't all that special nor not doable doing open turns.  

You can get plenty fast (or stay plenty slow) by doing or not doing flip turns.  It is what you do in between those turns that counts.

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