In Championship Winning Starts, Coach Richard Quick emphasizes how the Posture, Line and Balance focus can be effectively used when coaching/teaching all aspects of swimming, including starts. Coach Nelm's classroom session lays out how Posture, Line and Balance factor in the forward and back starts with explanation and illustrations that validate the movement sequences necessary for a successful start. In the pool, Quick takes you through sequential lead-up drill progressions to a complete competitive start with breakout. Part 1, The Forward Start, begins with deck-level drills that emphasize entering the water through the "hole" and then progresses to drills on the starting block before finishing with a complete forward start with breakout. Part 2, The Backstroke Start, follows a similar format beginning at the wall with drills from the gutter before progressing to a complete back start with breakout from the block. In both starts, Quick also offers tips on maximizing the speed generated from the dive into the breakout and stroke. Demonstrations are enhanced with slow motion, above-water, and underwater footage.
- Maximize start speed
- Detailed mechanics of a fast start
- Effective technique for free and back starts
33 minutes. 2003.