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Welcome to our third segment on Open Turns. This week, we will be discussing the SECRET to a PERFECT Push and Glide off your walls- after completing either The Crunch or The Spin turn. If you’re not sure which turn you should be utilizing, [CLICK HERE] to learn more about the pros and cons of each of these Open Turn styles! Otherwise, let’s get started.

As we talked about last week, a swimmer will complete an Open Turn and end up in their normal “ready position”.

What is Normal “Ready” Position?

Normal “ready” position is defined as: swimmers feet and knees are shoulder width apart, one hand should on the wall, and the other arm off the wall-pointing to where the swimmer wants to go. …


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Two weeks ago, we discussed the 3 steps swimmers must do to setup for PERFECT open turns. This week, we are diving deeper into what happens after swimmers have completed those 3 steps and both of their hands have touched the wall.

In case you haven’t read Part I of this series, [CLICK HERE]. Otherwise, let’s get started!

In reality, there is only two styles of an open turn. The two styles are called:

1.The Spin Turn

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2. The Crunch Turn*

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Both of these styles are still being taught and used by swimmers all around the world. The most interesting piece of these two turns is that they are fundamentally the same movement pattern-with the only major difference being- where the body is directed towards after the transition between hand touch and push-off. …

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