1. Do you do flip-turns when swimming in the pool?
2. How? (I always get water up my nose!)
I started learning flip-turns and began practicing away. It made me very tired, I kept getting water up my nose, and it totally slowed me down. Eventually, I just gave up. My excuse for not learning flip-turns? It takes too much time away from training. By the time I learn how to do them effectively enough so that it actually makes my lap swimming faster, I'll be doing all open water triathlons. So the only time I would be doing flip turns is in practice. How does that help me on race day? Then, I'd have to swim extra laps to compensate for the boost I get from doing the flip-turns and pushing off the wall (curiously absent in the ocean). So, I look like a doofus at the pool. I'm curious to hear how other people do it.