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Jackson
December 16th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Swam in my first meet in which
reaction time was recorded electronically.
What is a good reaction time?

Jackson

Shaman
December 16th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Well the quickest flat starts can generally be around .65, though there are exceptions, but anything around .8 or lower isn't bad.

david.margrave
December 16th, 2007, 02:33 PM
I'm looking forward to a meet where they do this so I can learn my time. I've always been a slow starter. I start with both feet on the block edge. I'm afraid of false starting so I'm always cautious. Does a track-style start have a faster reaction time but you can't push as forcefully?

Shaman
December 16th, 2007, 03:32 PM
That's the general train of thought yes. I really think it's mostly personal preference though, except in a 50. Ian Thorpe always started with both feet up.

funkyfish
December 16th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Does anyone know if they'll measure reaction times at the scy nationals that are coming up?

ALM
December 16th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Swam in my first meet in which reaction time was recorded electronically. What is a good reaction time?

They measured reaction times at the 2007 USMS SC Nationals. You can view the results here:

http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats07/results/

Blackbeard's Peg
December 16th, 2007, 09:53 PM
They measured reaction times at the 2007 USMS SC Nationals. You can view the results here:

http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats07/results/

That was a really neat perk of doing nationals this spring. I *have* notoriously slow starts, and I don't know if it was just the environment or knowing the reaction time thing was there or what, but I was pretty consistent getting off the blocks - and definetely not the slowest... so my starts aren't as bad as we all thought they were.