VIDEO: Flip Turn With A Powerbreather

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The video below shows you how to do a flip turn with a Powerbreather.  The ability for swimmers to do flip turns is one of Powerbreather's greatest benefits, allowing for more effective training in the pool.

Flip Turns: The core rules to flip turns and keeping water out.
  • Get used to the Powerbreather swimming before doing flip turns.
  • Practicing flip turns separately first. 
  • Breath in enough air shortly before flip turn, 
  • Kick off in face down position, not laterally (See Video)
  • Exhale lightly and normally through the mouth after kicking off from the wall in face-down position,  all If completed properly, flip caps may not be neccessary, just breath in when you surface. 
  • Water exits the Powerbreather through gravity and light exhale.  Don't try to force out like a regular snorkel, just exhale easy.

 Watch it in action:


If you're having problems and still taking in water... it's been suggested to me by a coach who uses the Powerbreather Sport (without the caps) for flip turn without issues: 

  1. Not taking a deep enough breath before starting the flip turn
  2. You exhaled more than 20% of air during your flip.
  3. You blew out too much through your nose (to test this: take a nose clip, if it's dry now, it was the reason)
  4. You did not breath gently out through the mouth in face-down position after pushing off the wall
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