Finally, the solution coaches have been looking for – an affordable way for swimmers to practice with a backstroke wedge before championship swim meets. The Backstroke Start Wedge is FINA-compliant and can be used during training and competition as a way for swimmers to get an explosive start without slipping. Unlike expensive automatic devices, Backstroke Start Wedge is manual and can be set up multiple ways to fit all standard starting blocks. Swimmers can also easily adjust the wedge to their desired height through five different settings to optimize their backstroke start.
FINIS worked in collaboration with Vince Harris at WEDG Swim Start Systems (County Cork, Ireland) to develop the FINIS Backstroke Start Wedge. Vince is an Irish engineer and swim dad who began making his own wedges for his daughter's swim team after learning how expensive they were. He had one goal in mind: to create an affordable alternative that fits all standard blocks.
AFFORDABLE WAY TO GAIN EXPERIENCE
Coaches are finally able to outfit every lane with a backstroke starting device
RELIABLE BACKSTROKE START
Eliminates slipping during the start to give every swimmer a fair chance
FITS ALL STANDARD BLOCKS
Compatible with single-post, two-post, four-post and large-base blocks
EXPLOSIVE RACE START
Adds power and agility to swimmer's backstroke start
PRACTICE BEFORE COMPETITION
Allows swimmers to learn how to use the device, find their setting and optimize the benefits prior to competition
ADJUSTABLE SWIMMER SETTINGS
Swimmers can easily customize the wedge height through five different settings
Much more affordable and versatile than automatic devices
FINA FR 2.10-compliant for competition. It's legal. If you have it, you can use it.
Xtreme Swim offers a 30 day refund policy on eligible products!
What’s that mean? It means you can procrastinate for 30 days before hoofing it over to the post office! If at any point in the 30 days after your initial order you decide you don’t like what you purchased, and your purchase is eligible for return, you can stop staring at it and send it back. Then we can stare at it.
Please read through our policy, and then contact us if you have any questions. We want to be as helpful as possible, but like any good relationship, it takes communication.
General Return Policy
We accept refunds and exchanges on all products except the following:
- Custom embroidered, Team Logo'd or special order items
- Swimwear that has been in the water
- Merchandise that is no longer in its original condition, including products that have been used or modified.
- Merchandise missing suit liners, parts, accessories, tags, or original packaging.
- Grab bag/sale items
- Technical suits
To complete your return, we require either a paper or electronic receipt.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will call or send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: If your shipping was free, the amount it cost to ship your order originally will be deducted from your refund.
X-Deals and Grab Bag Products
Unfortunately sale items marked as “X-Deals” and grab bag products cannot be refunded.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item but in a different size or color, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send your item to:
2220 Coit Road, Suite 325
Plano, Texas 75075
Exchanges are not accepted on sale items or custom logo'd items.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive store credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver (meaning they’ll be notified of your return.)
To return your product, you should mail your product to:
2220 Coit Road, Suite 325
Plano, Texas 75075
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If your shipping was free, the amount it cost to ship your order originally will be deducted from your refund. (This is so we don’t lose a lot of money from folks being fickle.) If you wish to exchange an item, you are responsible for paying shipping both ways.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item – sometimes the mailman, angry weather events, or cases of bad karma means things get lost in shipping. C’est la vie.