When I think about the Tempo Trainer Pro, I think about what I call the “Holy Grail of Swim Coaching”, which in my opinion is knowing how many strokes you’re taking and how fast you’re taking them. After discussing this with hundreds of swim coaches over the years, I found little if any disagreement. That said, when coaches work on stroke counts they inevitably run into to the problem of needing to increase power.
If you ask former swimmers why they gave up on the sport, chances are you’ll hear something about the tediousness of working out in solitude, staring at the black line. It’s true that swimming doesn’t offer the distraction of changing scenery or the satisfaction of seeing a distant destination grow closer, but lap swim doesn’t have to be monotonous.
Seems simple doesn't it? Well it may not be as simple as you think. There are correct and incorrect ways to hold a standard kickboard. New swimmers may be tempted to grab the sides of their kick board with bent arms and push downward to try and achieve more buoyancy, this is wrong, don't do this. You'll find you can't do any substantial kicking/swimming like this anyway.
FINIS, Inc. a worldwide leader in technical swimming innovation, is excited to announce the launch of the SwimEars® watertight acoustic earplugs.These revolutionary earplugs are designed to let sound in and keep water out. The SwimEars® were originally designed by Christian Dittrich and his team at Ear Labs in Sweden. His team of specialists spent over 1,000 hours designing, developing and prototyping the product to create an innovative, new earplug.
When it comes to learning to swim, we could all do with a helping hand. It’s a bonding experience between parent and child and this is where swimming accessories come in handy to make it not only safe but most importantly fun. There are lots of different swimming aids out there, but here are a few of the most effective ones...
Swim Snorkel Pro is the latest development on the more conventional Swim Snorkel. Designed for more experienced swimmers, its hydrodynamic design guarantees exceptional stability at high speeds. This feature not only allows you to maintain an efficient swimming technique, it also guarantees an efficient swimming style in workouts focusing on developing strength in the water.
The Positive Drive Fins are unique from any other short blade fin in your gear bag, they allow you to complete a perfectly legal Breaststroke kick while you are wearing them. This gives the coach and swimmer a ton of flexibility in their workouts. Now it is possible to implement the explosive training power of fins right into a standard IM or breaststroke set.
The Axis Buoy has been out in the world for quite some time now, but we’re still finding new ways to use it! Most recently, we’ve been using the Axis Buoy at the ankles and legs within the same set. We like this method because it prevents lulls in distance or endurance training.
In every swimming event there is a essential componate which can allow you to get faster times through practice, this is the swimming start. Improving your swimming start results in faster times and a better overall swim.