In April 2017, after many months of research and development Steel Line Ltd has been able to produce the Backstroke Starting Aid in order to help competitive swimmers gain a better grip on the poolside when at the starting point for any race. The backstroke aid is a nylon machined piece of equipment with two nylon webbed straps which can extend and shorten to the users desired length. The aid comes in two varieties in order to suit blocks for a freeboard pool and a deck level pool. These are shown in the images above which were taken at Maltby Leisure Centre, Rotherham and Eckington Swimming Pool, Sheffield.

Note* The backstroke starting ledges which we produce will only fit Steel Line Ltd manufactured starting blocks.