The start is important for the 50 meters in both the long and short pools. However the dynamics or the training for the start can help you in all aspects of swimming.
Let’s take a basic look: Look at the hands note the fingers, elbows, head, upper back, hips, knees, ankles and toes. Let’s observe angles of the arms, hips, knees and ankles. Let’s look at the body alignment, the line of the arms in respect to the surface of the water. The line of the lower leg in respect to the starting block and the surface of the water.
What is this photo telling us about the swimming body? We will attempt to analyze this photo and to recommend specific training activities to enhance the swimming start. We believe if you enhance the swimming start you enhance your swimming mechanics.