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jordangregory
May 28th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Does anyone have an estimate of how much time one could take off of a 50 free or breast by driving from the blocks, as opposed to a start off the wall as in practice.

Warren
May 28th, 2008, 03:05 PM
about 1 second

ande
May 28th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Are you assuming the swimmer uses a:

a. racing start or go start or

b. a push, roll or self start,
which eliminates reaction time and allows a slightly further dive


the difference should be between 1 and 2 seconds

diving from a block provides more
distance through the air and
speed upon entering the water

Fastest: Roll start off blocks

Slowest: Push start from a go



Does anyone have an estimate of how much time one could take off of a 50 free or breast by driving from the blocks, as opposed to a start off the wall as in practice.