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What is the distance the backstroke flags should be from the wall?


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2010-09-16 07:18:26
2010-09-16 07:18:26

the backstroke flags are generally 10 *yards* from each end

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Backstroke Turn Indicators - Flagged ropes suspended across the pool, minimum 1,8 metres and maximum 2,5 metres above the water surface, from fixed standards placed 5,0 metres from each end wall.

*you mean 10 feet. It is 5 yards to the flags in a SCY pool.

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wow i actually know the answer to this one and it is 5 yards.

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