Backstroke Starts – Introduction

At the Race Club we work with athletes of all ages and abilities. Often times they require different training methods or swim techniques. In this Backstroke Starts video series we worked with a variety of age group swimmers and Masters that each required different approaches to their respective start. Of course there is a technique that we strive for and that we were fortunate to have superstar age group swimmer Josh Zuchowski perform. Josh is a soon to be collegiate swimmer that swims all 4 strokes extremely well but his specialty is backstroke. We were excited to help Josh get a little better with his backstroke start! The ideal start is not for everyone as we will learn in the series but there is a good reason why most of the best backstroke starters in the world use a very similar backstroke start technique. We believe it's important to understand what that technique entails no matter what age you are.