Coaching

My Take On Why American Men Dominate Backstroke

I was watching the US World Championship Trials on TV, and was struck by a comment during one of the men's backstroke events.  The commentator noted the long history of US men dominating backstroke events, and this is certainly true.  The last time the US men lost an Olympic backstroke event was back in 1992. … Continue reading My Take On Why American Men Dominate Backstroke

Coaching

Swimming By the Numbers: How Elite Men Swim the 200 Backstroke

This is the next installment in a series that looks at how the elite swim the 200 by looking at their race splits. This time we're analyzing the 200 backstroke for men. In the 200 free analysis (link) we found that the men and women swam remarkably different races. The top women generally had the… Continue reading Swimming By the Numbers: How Elite Men Swim the 200 Backstroke