In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to focus on pacing when swimming backstroke distance and mid-distance races.
Video Transcript: "PHILLIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village, I'm Phillip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Backstroke distance events. And again, there's the mid-distance and really, there's only the mid-distance. The distance aspect of backstroke would include your 200 backstroke event. During this particular event, you're going to be focusing on pacing but you're still going to be racing. As with most mid-distance events, there's a portion or a point at which you're going to turn it into a sprint whether it's the last 75, whether it's the last 50, 25, however you can pace your race or however you need to do that. It'll vary from person to person based on their strength and endurance thresholds. But it's really important just to kinda gauge that. And you can learn more about that during your practices when your doing pace work, checking your split times and becoming more comfortable with how long you can maintain a certain speed. Really on these events and most race events in swimming, it is about coming in first but more importantly, it's about focusing on your personal best, so, your PB times to really become a better swimmer."
In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Backstroke. The backstroke, sometimes called the inverted freestyle, is a stroke that is swum on the back.