Starts & Breakouts tips from Gold Medalist Clark Smith

By Fitter and Faster Staff

A start and breakout sets up the first lap of a race! So you want it to be FAST!!!

American Record holder and Olympian Clark Smith shares his tips on having a faster start and breakout so you can explode into each lap ahead of your competition!

Sometimes on a dive, swimmers will make the mistake of entering the water too deep and come back to the surface at a steep angle. The goal of a good breakout is to be as parallel to the surface as you can be so that you can carry the speed you built off of the start into the lap! If you surface too dramatically, you will slow down!

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