Your swimming to the next level using your toes :: Flip turns and open turns ::Fire turns!

  • Published on Apr 5, 2019
  • If you want to take your swimming to the next level and swim faster, you need to pay attention to your toes!
    Ok so you have heard me say this before, that when you swim, you need to have a plantar flexion, which mean that your toes need to be pointing down like a ballerina. But the toes play another very important role while you swim.
    Every time you push off the wall you get a boost of speed. Unfortunately, most of us take it as a mini rest, while others take advantage of that and speed up to win the race. The difference is the mindset of pushing off strong at every wall on every swim practice, even if that means getting more tired. And to do that you need to pay attention to the toes.
    See the toes and the upper part of your feet are very strong and quick. That is why sprint runners like Usain Bolt run with their forefeet. When you do a flip turn or an open turn, you need to push with the forefoot and you need to do it quickly and strongly. The easiest way for me to do it is to think that as soon as my feet touch the wall I need to point my toes. That gives me a mental muscle mark to push off strong every time. It also puts my ankles on plantar flexion which is essential for a fast tight streamline.
    Before you try doing this I need to tell you that if you are not used to pushing strongly with your toes you can get a cramp trying it. So please watch this video:
    If you want us to give you these kinds of tips in person and specific to your swimming technique, we still have a few spots available for our two swim camps. One is in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and the other is in Phuket, Thailand. One of the questions we have been getting about the camp is if we have testimonies of people that have gone to the camp before. Honestly, we do not because this is our first time doing a week long camp. This is also the reason we are only accepting 15 people because we know we can schedule time with each one and also in small groups to help them improve their swimming according to their goals.
    I know it is far away for some people and not everyone can make it, but if you are truly interested click here to find out more about the camps and reserve your spot. We will get in contact with you for any questions you have before you make a decision. If you can’t make it because of the distance or the dates, please leave a comment below to where and when you would want us to make the camps next year.

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    You can find out more and reserve your spot here:


    Thanks for watching!
    Swim fast!
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Comments • 40

  • Huili Palmer
    Huili Palmer 17 days ago

    0:02, 0:32, 1:06 super cool 😏

  • Jawzel Auman
    Jawzel Auman 5 months ago

    Come in the Philippines and have a swim camp in here. Cebu would be nice.

  • ชายเล็ก ชาย

    Wow good

  • Survival X gamer
    Survival X gamer 6 months ago

    I want a video for the start jump plz . I have a problem my goggles always get off my eyes

    • Survival X gamer
      Survival X gamer 6 months ago

      @Skills NT Swimming thanks a lot for that. I really appreciate it. I always put the cap after the goggles but it get off unfortunately but I will make sure to do your wonderful tips ❤❤ thanks a lot

    • Skills NT Swimming
      Skills NT Swimming  6 months ago +1

      Here you go 3 tips to keep your goggles in place during the swim dive

  • 장재우
    장재우 6 months ago

    Hello ! Im korean non-player swimmer , Can you recommend a paddle?? Please TT

  • Antoniu Oprea
    Antoniu Oprea 6 months ago

    Maybe US?

  • Gabriela Esslinger
    Gabriela Esslinger 6 months ago +1

    This is awesome, thanks for all your videos and tips. My son just got back from YNats and wonders about technique tweaks. A camp closer in the US would be nice too. Like Florida. Thanks.

  • Lee李이Sang相상 Hwa和화

    발가락을 사용하여 당신의 수영을 한 단계 끌어올리세요 :: 굽혀 돌기와 젖혀 돌기 :: 폭발적인 벽 되돌기! |

    자신의 영법을 한 단계 끌어올려 더 빠르게 헤엄치고 싶다면, 발가락에 주의를 기울여야 합니다!

    이전에 제가 이렇게 말씀드린 적이 있습니다 수영을 할 때는 발바닥 쪽으로 굽혀야(plantar flexion) 한다고, 즉 발레 무용수처럼 발가락을 끝 쪽으로 펴야 합니다. 하지만 헤엄칠 때 발가락은 또 하나의 중요한 역할을 합니다.

    매번 벽을 밀고 나올 때마다 속도는 빨라집니다. 불행하게도, 대부분의 사람들은 이것을 짧은 휴식으로 받아들이지만, 어떤 사람들은 이것을 이용해서 속도를 올려 경기를 이깁니다. 그 차이는 매번 수영 훈련에서 매번 벽에서 되돌 때마다 비록 더 피곤해진다 하더라도 강하게 밀고 나오자 하는 마음가짐에서 비롯합니다. 그리고 그렇게 하려면 여러분은 발가락에 주의를 기울여야 합니다.

    발가락과 발 앞부분은 아주 강하고 재빠르게 움직일 수 있음을 확인하십시오. 이것이 우사인 볼트(Usain Bolt)와 같은 단거리 선수들이 발 앞부분으로 달리는 이유입니다. 굽혀 돌기(flip turn, 플립 턴)나 젖혀 돌기(open turn, 오픈 턴)를 할 때는, 발 앞부분으로 밀어야 합니다 그것도 재빠르고 강하게 밀어야 합니다. 제가 그렇게 하는 가장 쉬운 방법은 두 발이 벽에 닿자마자 발을 펴야 한다고 생각하는 것입니다. 이것이 저에게는 매번 강하게 밀고 나가야 한다는 신경 근육학적인 표시가 됩니다 그렇게 생각하면 저는 또한 발목을 발바닥 쪽으로 굽히게 되며, 이는 빠르게 가기 위한 꽉 조인 흐름선 자세에 필수적인 동작입니다.

    여러분이 이것을 시도하기 전에 이 말씀을 드려야겠군요. 만약 당신이 발가락으로 강하게 미는 동작에 익숙하지 않다면 근육 경련이 일어날 수도 있습니다. 그러므로 이 비디오를 시청하시기 바랍니다:

    만약 우리와 직접 만나 이런 종류의 비결들 또는 자신의 수영 기술에 해당되는 비결들을 얻고 싶다면, 우리가 주최할 수영 캠프에는 아직 몇 자리 남아 있습니다. 수영 캠프는 멕시코의 산 루이스 포토시(San Luis Potosi), 그리고 태국의 푸껫(Phuket)에서 열립니다. 수영 캠프에 관하여 우리가 받고 있는 질문 중 하나는 이전에 캠프에 참가한 사람들이 작성한 믿을만한 후기가 있느냐입니다. 솔직히 말하면, 없습니다 왜냐하면 일주일이나 되는 캠프를 여는 것은 이번이 처음이니까요. 이것은 또한 오직 15명만 받는 이유이기도 합니다 왜냐하면 사람들의 영법 향상을 도우려면 그들의 목표에 따라 개인 교습으로 그리고 소규모 그룹으로도 일정을 잡아야 함을 아니까요.

    어떤 분들에게는 너무 멀어서 모든 사람이 참가할 수는 없음을 저도 압니다, 그렇지만 정말로 캠프에 관심이 있다면 여기를 클릭하여 더 자세한 정보를 알아보고 자리를 예약하십시오. 결정을 내리기 전에 가질 수 있는 어떤 의문 사항에라도 여러분께 연락을 드리도록 하겠습니다. 만약 너무 멀어서 또는 날짜 때문에 참가할 수 없다면, 우리가 내년 캠프를 언제 그리고 어디에서 열면 좋을지를 아래에 댓글로 남겨주십시오.

    수영 캠프:
    아래 링크에서 더 자세한 정보를 알아보고 자리를 예약하실 수 있습니다:




    시청해주셔서 고맙습니다!
    빠르게 헤엄치세요!

  • Sydost
    Sydost 6 months ago +1

    Hello, me and my swim mates have a hard time to swim butterfly with a high frequencie, can you do a video about it.
    you are the best

    • Jawzel Auman
      Jawzel Auman 5 months ago

      My daughter uses an old volleyball with some cement on it for it to be heavy. We also put it on a net so she can also use her hands in lifting it.

  • MrPirsol
    MrPirsol 6 months ago +1

    I'd like to make a camp in Egypt next year.

  • Mohamed Tarek
    Mohamed Tarek 6 months ago

    Egypt please

  • Σταματης Μενης

    Greece at july

  • Aleksandar Klipic
    Aleksandar Klipic 6 months ago

    Belgrade, Serbia. Its in the middle of Europe and we have great swimming pools here, lot of interested swimmers and as you might know or not world number one water-polo nation as well. Also very well connected and easy to come to for everyone. Welcome to Belgrade! Bienvenido a Belgrado!

  • Swirk
    Swirk 6 months ago +1

    come singapore

  • Ivan Tešić
    Ivan Tešić 6 months ago +2

    Somewhere in Europe. For example, Montenego, Croatia or Serbia (no sea in Serbia, but a lot of lakes).

  • Saraí Torres
    Saraí Torres 6 months ago

    Mexico City ❤️

  • santos hernandez
    santos hernandez 6 months ago


  • hossein hafezi
    hossein hafezi 6 months ago +1

    please make in the middle east so people from broth Europe and asia can participate, like Doha or Dubai

  • Areeba Ali
    Areeba Ali 6 months ago

    Thanks 😍 a lot for your kind anticipation.... 💕 This is very informative

  • Fa M
    Fa M 6 months ago

    Camp.good idea.all d best

  • Kevin Emmanuel Hernandez Lopez

    First of all , thank you for all your time and dedication .
    I have a question , and if i am not legal age ?

  • panos pkt
    panos pkt 6 months ago

    I see.......This is the reason I always get a cramp at the last meters of session. I am not used to push so hard

  • Evelyn C
    Evelyn C 6 months ago

    Make a swim camp in Beijing during the summer

  • dania rivemora
    dania rivemora 6 months ago

    How can i get better if i have my right side with pain while im in a swim competition??

  • Arin Modi
    Arin Modi 6 months ago +7

    How many days in a week gym is required for swimmers?

    • Viola
      Viola 5 months ago

      I agree, it really depends. 1 time a week would be enough for 14 year olds. If you’re older than that 3 or 4 times a week is a decent amount

    • Skills NT Swimming
      Skills NT Swimming  6 months ago +2

      College swimmers normally go three times a week to the gym plus some dry land work outs. But that depends on your goals and level of fitness

    • Cherise R.
      Cherise R. 6 months ago

      Why and how??

    • Zuzanna Sączek
      Zuzanna Sączek 6 months ago

      Arin Modi for a competitive swimmer - at least six days a week, twice a day.

  • 형희현
    형희현 6 months ago +2

    많은 도움이 되고 있습니다. 스윔 캠프가 열린다면 참가 해 보고 싶습니다.

  • C Y D E E
    C Y D E E 6 months ago

    The thing is, the pool we use is already used by the learn to swim kiddos. So when we are about to train, it's hard to tumble because we only see fog and the water is yellowish green. Disgusting.

    • C Y D E E
      C Y D E E 6 months ago

      @Cherise R. like I said, they are kids.
      We don't pee at the pool. Mid-training the coach lets us go to the restroom.

    • Cherise R.
      Cherise R. 6 months ago

      So learn to swim persons are the only omes who make fog in the water?