As a triathlete, I race in open water. However, I practice at the pool once a week. I proudly wear my LA Tri Club swim cap to proclaim to my master swim group that yes I swim slowly, but I run AND bike too!
Nonetheless, I've gotten the urge to learn to do a flip turn. My grab-the-wall-and-push-off technique is pretty well streamlined, but real swimmers do flip turns.
The way the flip turn should go is, flip over, push off with feet onto back, turn onto stomach, and swim.
Mine goes something like this:
One stroke to go before hitting wall. Look up and hesitate fearfully. Take deep breath.