Stage Characteristics: The two most obvious things that a person can identify as a backstroke start is that the start begins in the water. Second is that when pushing off the wall and throwing your hands behind your head you create a back arch. This is the only time in swimming when a back arch is created.
What to Change: The most important thing that I automatically noticed is that when the swimmer entered the water, he did not have his hands above his head in a streamline position. Also, when he entered the water, he immediately brought his chin to his chest. This is a big no no because when your head is back and you are in a streamline position your body will go farther and faster through the water.
Cue: "Squeeze your ears" This is what we say when we are coaching kids are learning the concept of streamline.
Written Analysis: Analyze the following