History of 100 – Yard Men Backstroke Record
Nick Thoman 100 Back SCY – 44.07 seconds
Nick Thoman put together a historic race in this 100 back (click here for the video). When looking at the statistics, the most impressive aspect of this swim is Nick’s consistency. He is able to go ~15-m off each wall and reach the 15-m mark no slower than 6.76 seconds! His lap 25 was only ~0.4 seconds slower to the 15-m mark than his second 25!
Nick had a great start and performed double leg kicking (dolphin kicking) to the 15-m mark in 5.73 seconds. He took six strokes from the 15-m mark to the wall and had a distance per stroke of 1.43 strokes/meter with an accompanying stroke rate of 1.30 stokes/second.
On the second 25, Thoman performed double leg kicking and took one stroke into the 15-m mark in 6.37 seconds. This was at a velocity of 2.3 m/s. His time into the wall was 4.89 s and once again took 6 strokes, giving him the same distance per stroke while his stroke rate increased to 1.35 strokes/second.
On the third lap, Thoman took 6.64 seconds to get to the 15-m mark and once again only took one stoke. Once again, he took 6 strokes into the wall (giving him the same distance per stroke) and once again increasing his stroke rate to 1.43 strokes/second.