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Jimbosback
April 21st, 2010, 02:02 PM
Anyone have any backstroke drills to share? I really want to IM, and my backstroke is not fast. It does not help that I really don't like backstroke -- I might have been a turtle in a past life.

Ahelee Sue Osborn
April 21st, 2010, 07:17 PM
If you haven't already... check the GoSwim.tv for stroke drills.
Really no better place for this kind of thing...

I was just begging someone to work with me on a backstroke to breaststoke IM transition flip.
When I went to search the GoSwim.tv site for your backstroke drills,
( http://www.goswim.tv/entries/c/10/backstroke.html )

what did I find on the home page there???

http://www.goswim.tv/entries/5930/eric-shanteau-back---breast-crossover-turn.html

Thanks Glenn... no one does it better or with such great timing!

Jimbosback
April 21st, 2010, 10:27 PM
If you haven't already... check the GoSwim.tv for stroke drills.
Really no better place for this kind of thing...

I was just begging someone to work with me on a backstroke to breaststoke IM transition flip.
When I went to search the GoSwim.tv site for your backstroke drills,
( http://www.goswim.tv/entries/c/10/backstroke.html )

what did I find on the home page there???

http://www.goswim.tv/entries/5930/eric-shanteau-back---breast-crossover-turn.html



Great link. Thanks! :bow:

Chris Stevenson
April 22nd, 2010, 09:08 AM
what did I find on the home page there???

http://www.goswim.tv/entries/5930/eric-shanteau-back---breast-crossover-turn.html

Thanks Glenn... no one does it better or with such great timing!

Is it just me, or does that turn look illegal? Looks like he pushes off on his back (or certainly past vertical) before quickly rotating over.

I don't have much experience with back-breast turns, so this is an honest question...

Redbird Alum
April 22nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
[QUOTE=Chris Stevenson;212104]Is it just me, or does that turn look illegal? Looks like he pushes off on his back (or certainly past vertical) before quickly rotating over.
[QUOTE]

Chris -

Dead-on... at the point his feet plant and he begins the push he is on his back (check :47 in video). If this view were available to an official, the swimmer should be DQ'd. The rule requires he be "on the breast." and he is on neither until he rotates to same, away from the wall.

Ahelee Sue Osborn
April 22nd, 2010, 02:20 PM
There is a reason I hate this turn!

Is there an argument or discussion on which is better.
I really seem to get more air for my breaststroke pullout using an open turn anyway...