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Open Turn Teaching Variation
We walk through an updated progression for teaching the open turn. We mostly use this to teach intermediate to advanced swimmers, but also borrow a couple of initial steps for the youngest athletes.
There are instances in this explanation in which we laugh and mention our athlete doesn't like breaststroke. While some of you may feel we should teach him to like it more, what needs to be understood is that this swimmer has reached that level of "specificity" so that he rarely swims breaststroke if at all anymore. He is training specifically for the Olympic Trials and the event is not breaststroke or butterfly, but he is a darn good model.