If you have ever assembled furniture from IKEA, you know that sometimes you think you have your project done and you realize that you have pieces left over. You have two choices -- live with your wobbly bookcase, or break it down and start over. That's what I need to do with my turns.
Video that helped me improve my flip turns. youtube.com/watch?v=8EL3v1…
— PerfectImperfect (@toledolefty) November 20, 2012
Today when I did a swim workout on my own, I brought one of my coach's workouts with me but my main focus was on turns. I did 45 minutes after watching the video linked above, trying to do my turns right. I did pretty well, but sometimes I did the turn too early and didn't get a good kick off the wall, and sometimes I got water up my nose. Getting better at something often requires being willing to do it worse for a while. I think I made some progress today, but I'll have to keep practicing. It felt great when I actually got a few right toward the end of my workout.