Backstroke Finish


Today I’m going to be looking at the backstroke finish. Specifically, when you dive back for the wall, you cannot be fully submerged prior to touching the wall. Here I am completing my final turn before heading to the finish. Once I surface off the turn, I cannot re-submerge before touching the wall. Let’s look at some finishes. In real time, it’s sometimes tough to tell. But you can’t submerge completely underwater prior to touching the wall. Let’s watch in slow motion. On the left, my body is totally submerged underwater as I dive back. That would be a disqualification. Let’s look at another one. Now you don’t have to keep your body entirely on top of the water. You just can’t be completely submerged. A toe, or a shoulder, or hip breaking the surface of the water is all that’s required. Once again the finish on the left would be a disqualification. I’m completely submerged. The finish on the right is OK. Let’s look at a few more from a different angle. To avoid disqualification, don’t dive back to early. Know your stroke count from the flags to the wall. Remember: Diving back for the wall is legal. You just can’t be fully submerged.

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  • My son thought the split-screen shots were very helpful (along with the slow motion) to see what you were talking about. No DQ's here!  Thanks a lot for posting.

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    00:00:00,833 –> 00:00:03,523
    Today I'm going to be looking at the backstroke finish.
    오늘 저는 배영 마무리를 살펴보겠습니다.

    2
    00:00:03,604 –> 00:00:10,274
    Specifically, when you dive back for the wall, you cannot be fully submerged prior to touching the wall.
    규정에 따르면, 벽을 향해 몸을 뒤로 찔러넣을 때, 벽에 닿기 이전까지는 물속에 완전히 잠길 수 없습니다.

    3
    00:00:11,166 –> 00:00:16,846
    Here I am completing my final turn before heading to the finish.
    이 장면에서 저는 마무리하러 가기 전 마지막 벽 되돌기를 하고 있습니다.

    4
    00:00:17,872 –> 00:00:23,346
    Once I surface off the turn, I cannot re-submerge before touching the wall.
    일단 벽 되돌기를 하고 나와 수면으로 올라온 후에는, 벽에 닿기 전에는 다시 잠수할 수 없습니다.

    5
    00:00:23,985 –> 00:00:26,519
    Let's look at some finishes.
    마무리하는 장면 몇 개를 살펴보겠습니다.

    6
    00:00:27,628 –> 00:00:29,866
    In real time, it's sometimes tough to tell.
    실시간으로는, 판정하기 어려울 때도 있습니다.

    7
    00:00:29,916 –> 00:00:34,132
    But you can't submerge completely underwater prior to touching the wall.
    하지만 어쨌든 벽에 닿기 전에 완전히 물속으로 잠기면 안 됩니다.

    8
    00:00:34,218 –> 00:00:36,086
    Let's watch in slow motion.
    느린 화면으로 보겠습니다.

    9
    00:00:36,192 –> 00:00:41,128
    On the left, my body is totally submerged underwater as I dive back.
    왼쪽 화면에서, 제가 뒤로 찔러넣으면서 제 몸이 완전히 물속에 잠겼습니다.

    10
    00:00:41,214 –> 00:00:44,352
    That would be a disqualification.
    실격(DQ, disqualification)이 될 것입니다.

    11
    00:00:45,980 –> 00:00:48,700
    Let's look at another one.
    다른 예를 보도록 하겠습니다.

    12
    00:00:49,484 –> 00:00:52,902
    Now you don't have to keep your body entirely on top of the water.
    하지만 몸 전체를 수면 위에 둘 필요는 없습니다.

    13
    00:00:52,977 –> 00:00:55,552
    You just can't be completely submerged.
    그냥 완전히 물속에 담글 수 없습니다.

    14
    00:00:55,829 –> 00:01:00,915
    A toe, or a shoulder, or hip breaking the surface of the water is all that's required.
    요구사항은 단지 발가락 하나, 혹은 한 쪽 어깨, 혹은 한 쪽 엉덩이가 수면 위로 삐져나와 있는 것입니다.

    15
    00:01:01,119 –> 00:01:04,160
    Once again the finish on the left would be a disqualification.
    다시 한번 왼쪽 화면의 마무리는 실격(DQ, disqualification)이 될 것입니다.

    16
    00:01:04,215 –> 00:01:05,690
    I'm completely submerged.
    몸 전체가 물속에 잠겼습니다.

    17
    00:01:05,763 –> 00:01:07,857
    The finish on the right is OK.
    오른쪽 화면의 마무리는 문제없습니다.

    18
    00:01:08,861 –> 00:01:11,842
    Let's look at a few more from a different angle.
    다른 각도에서 몇 가지 예를 더 살펴보겠습니다.

    19
    00:01:36,286 –> 00:01:39,826
    To avoid disqualification, don't dive back to early.
    실격(DQ, disqualification)을 피하려면, 너무 일찍 뒤로 찔러넣지 마십시요.

    20
    00:01:39,936 –> 00:01:43,488
    Know your stroke count from the flags to the wall.
    배영 깃발에서 벽까지 가는 자신의 팔 젓기 횟수를 알고 계십시요.

    21
    00:01:44,453 –> 00:01:47,086
    Remember: Diving back for the wall is legal.
    기억하세요: 벽을 향해 뒤로 찔러넣는 것은 규칙에 어긋나지 않습니다.

    22
    00:01:47,150 –> 00:01:50,704
    You just can't be fully submerged.
    몸 전체가 잠기면 안 될 뿐입니다.

  • I have a big problem with the video shown here. The angles are not what an official would be looking at. The camera is down near the deck level and not at the height of the eye level of an official. The first two shots from the side would look drastically different to an official looking from an eye level of 5-6 feet above the water, where the eyes normally would be. The view looking down from the end of the pool is exactly why many officials have calls not accepted for this call at meets. In both those videos you can not see the entire body. The rule only requires that some part of the body be breaking the surface of the water. You can not see if a toe is breaking the surface when you are watching this video. Generally to make and have this call accepted at a meet, the swimmer needs to be submerged well out from the wall and needs to be submerged well below the LEVEL surface of the water. I like the attempt at creating a video to explain this rule, but the execution of the vide was not very good.

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