Turn Box

Installation Instructions:

  • Rotate the legs onto the panel into side notches (pick short or tall option)
  • Extend strap so it will reach around the back of your block
  • Tighten strap to pull Turn Box tight to the wall

Things to look for:

  • Coach should be back to the side so you can see down into the box
  • Swimmers should breath during turn (tend to drive head underwater in the box)
  • Top hand should come out of the water, but not the entire arm (will hit the box)
  • The head should be facing up (and to an angle)… NOT swinging around in a circle
  • Elbows should stay tight to the body (‘elbow brother’, ‘call your mother’)
  • Their wall hand should collapse to get their body tight to the wall (and directly under the box)
  • The most critical problem to NEVER let continue is locking their elbows or pushing (if they don’t collapse onto their wall arm with bent elbow, they will be pushing themselves away from the wall)

Common Problems Fixed by Turn Box:

Jack-in-the box (impossible inside box)

Swinging head in a circle (difficult inside box)

Not breathing on turn (won’t want to do this inside box at first)

Wide arms as approach wall (side legs of box will clean this up)

Elbows out during compression onto wall (can’t do this with box)

Late ½ stroke into the wall (can’t do this inside the box)

Flying arm (impossible inside box)