Pool starting blocks can provide swimmers with an opportunity to maximize the start of any swimming competition. This enhances their performance to a large extent. Yet, certain factors serve as determinants when it comes to positioning pool starting blocks.
And these could include the pool length and depth. Stick around till the end of this video to find out how you should position your pool starting block on the deck.
In well-positioned pool starting blocks, the water beneath the starting deck and that ahead of the swimmer should be deep enough. This ensures that the swimmer can dive into the water with as much force from the pool starting block without encountering any injuries. If the water is too shallow, there is a high tendency for the swimmers to meet head-on with the bottom of the pool. This could cause the vertebrae encircling the spinal cord to collapse and the result of this is possible paralysis.
As a result, paying attention to how you position pool starting blocks is non-negotiable. Ensure you follow the guidelines indicated in this video and pool safety cautions.