The Power of the Flip Turn

Soon after winning three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, Dana Vollmer took a hiatus from swimming. She gave birth to a son in 2015 and then returned to the pool. Now she's posting some of the fastest times of her career. How does she plan to follow up her London performance at the Rio Games? By taking a turn for the better.

The technique behind swimming's flip turn

A look at one of the key techniques in freestyle swimming: the flip turn. Olympic gold-medalist and former world-record holder Dana Vollmer shows how to do the maneuver.

"You can win a race on your turns, and you can lose a race there too."Dana Vollmer

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