FINIS Creates the Most Affordable Backstroke Start Wedge


FINIS, Inc., the worldwide leader in technical swim products, is back at it again! This time FINIS is here to talk about how they can save coaches TIME and MONEY with their new Backstroke Start Wedge.

For the development of the Backstroke Start Wedge, FINIS worked in collaboration with Vince Harris at WEDG Swim Start Systems (County Cork, Ireland). Vince is an Irish engineer and swim dad who began making wedges for his daughter’s swim team after learning how expensive they were. He had one goal in mind: to create an affordable alternative that fits all standard blocks. If you know FINIS well, you’ve already connected the dots and know that FINIS loved the concept and jumped at the chance to collaborate. With the addition of FINIS’ high-quality design elements, the team is ready to share the Backstroke Start Wedge with swimmers and coaches around the world.

The FINIS Backstroke Start Wedge is FINA-compliant (FR 2.10) and can be used during training and competition as a way for swimmers to get an explosive start without slipping.


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