Tips for Relay Starts featured in Splash Digital


March-April 2014 Digital Splash. (Small)It takes more than four fast swimmers to make a great relay. Transitions between each swimmer are critical. A slow takeoff or false start can be the difference between winning or losing the relay – or the entire meet, for that matter.

As with any area of swimming, perfecting your relay start takes a lot of repetition and practice.

Roric Fink, assistant coach at the University of Texas and Ray Looze, head coach at Indiana University, offer their input on how often teams should practice relays starts, and how to perfect them in and out of the water.

Margo Geer, a senior and NCAA champion from the University of Arizona, also provides a few tips on approaching relay starts at a meet.

Read their tips for relay starts, in the March-April edition of Splash Digital. Available online and as a mobile app for your iPad or iPhone.

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