Freestyle Vs Backstroke Flip Turn

Video Transcription: What it is, is basically a side by side video of a Freestyle and Backstroke Flip Turn.

I did this on purpose because A. It looks cool, and B. you can really see that there’s not much difference when it comes to the turns themselves. And by turn, I mean the literal somersault part of this turn. While the swimmer goes from their back to their stomach before they initiate that flip, the turn is the same. The short answer is when you’re flipping and going through your somersault, you’re doing the exact same motion that you would do for Freestyle. But there is one key difference from a Backstroke Flip Turn to Freestyle Flip Turn. And that is the push off.