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.
The FINIS Edge Fins have arrived! The new training tool from FINIS brings new possibilities to your swim training, revolutionizing the design and benefits of swim training fins! We're lucky enough to have had an advanced delivery arrive to our warehouse before most other retailers and there's ;imited stock available now on our website! If you're quick you can be one of the first to try a pair of the new swim fins.
The Arena Swim Keel has arrived! An innovative swim training tool to try on your next trip to the pool. The key feature of the Arena Swim Keel is the shape and weighted bottom. The balance of weight and buoyancy makes for a more neutral buoyancy than a traditional kickboard or pull buoy, giving a different experience and allowing the swimmer to work on different areas of their stroke. Take a look at the video for the full breakdown of the features and advantages:
During your swim training, swimming with a long fin could be reducing the full potential of your workout. The large surface area of long swim fins gives a great amount of forward propulsion, allowing the swimmer to move with little effort. Long fins are useful in many ways during training, but the long blade fin is not always the best option for creating muscular endurance. Short training fins like the FINIS Zoomers demand a faster kick rate and a higher intensity, resulting in a different, and more specific range of benefits for the swimmer.
Resistance workouts are a vital aspect of swim training and conditioning. Attaching to an anchor point, Resistance Cords allow swimmers to train outside the water and simulate swimming movements, building strength and a better range of motion. The Resistance Cords are appropriate for swimmers of all ages and abilities, they come in different strengths of resistance. The cords are also a great tool to combat injury and maintain strength in the off season.
If you're swimming for fitness, or training to be at your best for competitions then you'll surely already be using training fins, right? Well if you're not, or you're not sure why they're particularly beneficial then sit tight, we'll examine some of the benefits of training fins right here, right now! There's a host of swim training aids and training equipment available to swimmers. You can kit yourself out head to foot in specialised equipment but it will do you no good if you're not using it correctly!
When you were growing up you were likely told to sit/stand up straight and not slouch by various older people in your life. Yet, some swimmers forget this advice when they hit the water! Your body position is affected significantly by your posture whilst swimming and spending a little time focusing on this area can pay real dividends in your stroke efficiency and speed
The Kick Pro is a neoprene cuff worn above or below the knees, or around the ankles to promote proper kick technique. In limiting the distance between legs, the Kick Pro limits the range of motion to activate outer leg muscles and engage the core, resulting in a faster, more efficient kick. Designed specifically for breaststroke, the Kick Pro pairs well with FINIS Positive Drive Fins to promote a natural inward supination kick cycle, and generate propulsion.
Hand paddles are a great training tool for getting more out of your swim. They’re cheap, compact and easy to get the hang of. There are loads to choose from on the market so you can pick a set of hand paddles that suit you. Swimming paddles are often described as the equivalent of weight training for swimmers but be careful when using paddles, incorrect use can lead to the dreaded “swimmers shoulder”. Leaving your shoulder inflamed and sore, which could take you out of training for a period of time if the condition is allowed to worsen.
The Ultra Mesh Backpack is a convenient way to store all swim equipment. Made of a durable nylon and a polyester mesh, the Ultra Mesh Backpack lets air flow freely for fast drying, and includes a pull drawstring for a secure closure. A large bottle pocket and zip pocket allows for easy storage and accessibility during workouts. The interior waterproof compartment is ideal for dry storage of electronics and other valuables.
I had a great workout today with the fins. It has gotten to the point I don’t want to take them off. I confirmed my subjective thoughts and instincts with one of my coaches who affirmed that what I felt occurring was in fact what he saw happening. I am referring to one of the most significant aspects of the use of this fin which is that, without any intended effort, the legs are clearly automatically, 1 kicking from the hip, and 2 the ankles are extending with no intend to extend them. As a result, a higher body ride is achieved. There is good energy generated by this fin, and yet it isn’t unduly stiff.