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!