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This page will contain different videos related to starts. These videos serve the purpose of demonstrating the mechanics that seems to be the most efficient and fastest in general this point. In most of the videos it will look like people swim quite differently but it is what the swimmers have in common that we will look at.

For each video we will try to post notes and comments and try to point out the swimmer or swimmers that we think best demonstrate the main points for that stroke. It will also be a noticeable difference in the appearance of each stroke depending on the distance, but it is the main points that we will try to identify or point out.

This video is from USA Swimming in 2009, when I was at the Select Camp in 2013 according to their observations and research, 1) do not lean to far back, more or less equal weight on both feet 2) do not look to much forward before or during the start.


Here is an older video from Stanford but it is a simplier way of what USA Swimming described.