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Swimming Straight in Backstroke

QUESTION: Hi Gary, My daughter is a good swimmer but has a problem with staying straight in backstroke.  She tries to look as something above as a guide, but after a good dive and start she continually veers over  near the lane rope.  Do you have any suggestions please to help her. Thanks Kerry ANSWER: […]

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New FINA Backstroke Starting Platform

I have been asked a number of questions recently in regards to the new backstroke starting platform. Rumour has it that the new backstroke starting platforms are set to be used at a number of swim meets around the world in the next few months. FINA recently made this how-to video on how to set […]

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How to stop bobbing up and down in Backstroke

QUESTION: My daughter is 11 years old.  She has been swimming competitively for three years.  She recently started bobbing extremely doing her backstroke. (Her head goes under)  I don`t know what suggestions to give her.  I know it is slowing her down in her times.  She is frustrated. Thank you Chantal ANSWER: Hi Chantal, Generally […]

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How to improve Backstroke time over 200m

QUESTION Hi Gary, My son is of 18yrs. His main stroke is backstroke.His 200m timing is 2m 27s,Since from last year he is unable to improve his time. His target is 2m 20s.What should be done? Please advice. Thanks Aditi ANSWER Hi Aditi, Backstroke swimmers need to do lots of backstroke.  Too often, swimming programs […]

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