Hi Gary, I have question for you.
How much time can a good start dive save you in a race?
Getting a good start at the beginning of every race is very important. The difference between a swimmer with a very good dive start and a weak start could be as much as 2 seconds.
It is important that swimmers practice dive starts on a regular basis so that they:
- improve their reaction time to the starting signal,
- generate a large forward force from their feet when diving off the block,
- have a smooth clean entry into the water through one hole, and
- hold a strong streamlined position underwater.
The Swimming Expert