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





Often heavily overlooked, The Backstroke Start is a KEY Requirement to a Successful Backstroke Race and Medley Relay. The purpose of this course is to break down the Backstroke Start into 3 different modules: The Setup, The Take Your Mark Position, and The Dive. Included in each module are video analyses of different swimmer starts! We have a wide range of ability levels in these videos, including: age-group, college swimmers, and all the way up to Olympians.

By the end of this course, you will have a more thorough understanding of the Backstroke Start, what all it entails, and how to better utilize your time in practice when performing these. There are over 33 lessons in this module, including 3 mini quizzes and 1 final exam.

Completing This Course Will Help You
  • How to SETUP for a Perfect Backstroke Dive?
  • Where a Swimmers Eyes Should LOOK During a Backstroke Dive?
  • What the Purpose of the Wedge IS and HOW to USE it?
  • My Favorite Drills I Use to Teach FASTER Backstroke Starts
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