For his efforts in coaching, Dave Durden was named an assistant coach for the 2016 US Olympic team and was awarded the 2016 Coach of the Year award from ASCA. His Cal swimmers brought in 11 Olympic medals that year. Durden coached his college swimmer Ryan Murphy to take home Gold and a world record in the 100 backstroke, Gold in the 200 backstroke, and Gold in the 4X100 medley relay, at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Durden presents his toolbox of training tips, techniques and methods to other coaches in this presentation from the 2017 ASCA World Clinic “Backstroke Technique”. Durden uses specific examples of elite athletes to go over the different variances of techniques and drills that can be used to gain an effective backstroke technique.