The Groundwork of Backstroke Starts for Coaches

This course is tailored to any swim coach looking to continue furthering their technical knowledge and education. Our goal is to help you advance your program and get your swimmers faster, sooner – especially within their Backstroke Races!






Skill Level

4 Hours





The Backstroke Start is a Crucial Element for a Successful Backstroke Race and Medley Relay, often underestimated. This course is designed to deconstruct the Backstroke Start into three distinct modules: The Setup, The Take Your Mark Position, and The Dive. Each module features video analyses of various swimmer starts, encompassing a wide range of skill levels, from age-group swimmers to college athletes and Olympians.

Upon completing this course, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of the Backstroke Start, its components, and how to maximize your practice time while honing these skills. With over 33 lessons, including three mini quizzes and a final exam, you’ll be well-equipped to excel in coaching Backstroke Starts.

Completing This Course Will Help You
  • Understand the SETUP for a Perfect Backstroke Dive!
  • Know Where a Swimmers Eyes Should LOOK During a Backstroke Dive?
  • Better Utilize a Backstroke Wedge and How to Incorporate Them Into Practices!
  • Add My Go-To Drills to Your Toolbox
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