At the Race Club, we believe the three most important swim techniques in Backstroke are stroke rate, stroke rate, and stroke rate. No matter how good your swim technique is if you don’t have a high backstroke rate, you’re not going to win.
Head Coach Gary Hall Sr worked with American Olympic hopeful Amy Bilquist on finding her optimal stroke rate. Amy is tall and therefore has to work a little harder to maintain her peak stroke rate. In the final video of this Backstroke Stroke Rate series with Amy, we put her to the test with a set designed to challenge maintaining a stroke rate of 105. In our previous videos, we gave Amy a series of swim drills to get her comfortable and understand what it takes to get to a 105 stroke rate. It’s one thing to be able to get to this stroke rate for a 25, find out how she does throughout this test set!Read The Race Club