Sir 3: Backstroke Start - Staggered vs Parallel

Do you place your feet side by side or parallel on the start?

This study deals with the backstroke start when a wedge isn't present. In pools where wedges are not available, research like this still quite relevant.

Long Story Short:

As it relates to choosing between a staggered or parallel foot placement, there is no significant advantage in:

  • Average speed

  • Distance off the wall

  • Reducing the likelihood of slipping on th…

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