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Pic of the Week - February 22, 2008

Posted by Glenn Mills on Feb 22, 2008 06:23AM

This image depicts the purge technique when using the Finis Swimmer's Snorkel.

Tell us your experience with this, and do you need nose-plugs?






Archived Comments

Responded Mar 13, 2008 07:26PM

It's a good training aid to improve your freestyle technique. I always need a nose clip. Can't handle entering water in both snorkel and nose with and after flip turns.

Responded Mar 14, 2008 01:38PM

:) I catch SO much grief from my swimmers because I also need the nose clip. So, you're in good company there. We should start a nose clip club.

Responded Dec 30, 2010 11:17PM

Help! I need a "how to do it really well" purge after flip turn video. I'm in danger of having to pay for replacement water :).

Responded Dec 31, 2010 11:57AM

You talking using the snorkel? When I flip, I make a conscious effort to not allow any air to come out. I prep for the turn with a large, slow inhale... building it up. After I get off the wall and to the surface... I give a strong clearing exhale and blow the water out. There is certainly some preparation when I do this, and if I forget... I pay the price. What I've learned is, it makes NO difference how long or how accomplished you are at swimming... do this wrong, and a bit of panic creeps in. :)

Responded Dec 31, 2010 03:32PM

It appears, at least for me, this simple piece of equipment has a steeper learning curve than anticipated. Thanks Glenn for all your help and encouragement, Happy New Year!

Responded Jan 02, 2011 02:57AM

You can learn to do this without the nose clip. You just have to keep telling yourself to breathe in through the snorkel and out through your nose. When you flip just hold your breath during the flip and purge (by blowing out your mouth) AFTER pushing off the wall and when the snorkel is exposed to air. After the snorkel is purged go back to inhale through the snorkel and exhale through your nose. Repeat the purge anytime you have any water in the snorkel. Sounds complicated but after some practice it is effortless.


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