Turns - Air Control Flip Turn

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | May 28, 2014 08:01AM

Many swimmers, especially ones still learning, can tend to allow too much air to escape during the flip turn. This is done to make sure no water goes UP the nose, but it also has a detrimental effect on your pushoff.


Swimming Set of the Week - September 13, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Sep 13, 2013 12:59PM

Working flip turns again this week, and training for the SCM season in a SCY pool.


New Masters Content

By Glenn Mills to Updates | Jul 18, 2013 06:58AM

The beginning of our new series focusing solely on Masters Swimming, we start with some flip turns.


Pic of the Week - Jessica Hardy Turn

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Mar 28, 2013 06:59AM

New content going up soon on


Main Set Tuesday - Mid-Pool Flips

By Glenn Mills to Gold (Advanced) | Dec 04, 2012 01:43PM

I'm going to bump up the level of this one because it was pretty tough for the noon-masters group.


Turns - Mid-Pool Flips

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Dec 04, 2012 07:11AM

If you want FAST turns and some interesting training, one good trick is to take the wall out of the equation.


Main Set Monday - Knee Your Chin!

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Sep 17, 2012 10:26AM

Single focus today...getting the knees to the chin on all turns (flip and open).


Turns on

By Glenn Mills to Online Premium Videos | Sep 12, 2012 09:04AM

If you want a good reference page for some great turns video, here's a good list for subscribers to


Swimming Set of the Week - September 7, 2012

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Sep 11, 2012 11:41AM

Active-recovery set this week...incorporating some early season speedwork and using 125s (yards) to get ready to race 100 short-course meters.


Freestyle - Waterfall Flips 2

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 07, 2012 01:21PM

After spending a week in London watching the Olympics and seeing an old friend, Coach Dave Durden, we were reminded of a drill Dave shared with us.


Main Set Thursday - Beginner Lane Breast & Flips

By Barbara Hummel to Bronze (Learning) | Jun 21, 2012 10:56AM

Working on breaststroke kick and flip turns with the "technique group" today.


Swimming Pics of the Week - October 27, 2011

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Oct 27, 2011 01:18PM

A couple pictures that interested me this past week.


Main Set Wednesday - February 9, 2011

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Feb 09, 2011 10:27AM

Working on pace and turn technique today. Here's what we did with the Masters team, but it works for swimmers of any age and ability.


Swimming Set of the Week - September 24, 2010

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Sep 24, 2010 11:47AM

There are sets that ask swimmers to descend time while maintaining a certain sendoff. There are sets that ask swimmers to maintain time while tightening the sendoff. There are sets that ask swimmers to descend time AND tighten the sendoff. This week's set is a little different in that it asks swimmers to descend time while ascending (increasing) the sendoff.


Turns - Stable Pushoffs

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Jul 21, 2010 07:51AM

When many younger and older swimmers come off a flip turn, they're sometimes disoriented and push off incorrectly. In order to learn a great line, and stable exit from a flip, here's a good sequence to help.

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