Training with Kickboards

8 08 2012
Swim Training Kickboards

Kickboards can help with swim training on all levels.

Kickboards used to be used strictly for new swimmers to teach them how to float and kick in the water. Today, they have become well known as one of the best swim training aids for adults as well. Competitive swimmers can use kickboards to enhance their cardiovascular workouts, as well as use them as a training aid to enhance their swimming skills. There are various different types of kickboards available, each with their own unique benefits. Training with kickboards is done to isolate certain movements to aid the instructor or coach to better help the swimmer. They also help swimmers isolate specific muscles, such as legs, hips or stomach muscles, to enhance the workout, allowing swimmers to focus on particular body parts that need more strength.

Combined Swim Training Aids

There are various swim training aids, such as the Arena Pull Kick, that offer several different workouts, reducing the need to carry many bulky tools to and from the pool. The Pull Kick gives swimmers the ability to work on upper and lower body maneuvers in the water with one tool.

Perfecting the Butterfly Kick

When swimmers undergo training with kickboards, they can keep their head above the water, listening to the direction from their coach, while isolating the movement in their legs. This allows swimmers to truly focus on the kick, which is the essential part of this type of swimming. With the kickboard supporting the upper body, swimmers can simply relax their upper body, while focusing 100 percent of their attention on their lower body. The Arena Swim Kickboard Pro offers the versatility and strength competitive swimmers need to perfect kicks, such as the butterfly kick. With its ergonomic design, swimmers have a variety of choices on the placement of their hands to give them the most comfort while they train.

General Training

For general training or cardiovascular workouts, the Speedo Adult Kickboard offers exactly what swimmers need. Training with kickboards is easy with the Speedo kickboard. Because of its large size, competitive swimmers can focus on intense kicking drills in the pool or simply focus on cardiovascular workouts to strengthen the muscles in the lower half of their body. This allows swimmers to have the extreme strength required to be a competitive swimmer. If there is an area in which a swimmer does not excel, they can use the benefits of swimming training aids, such as the kickboard, to enhance their swimming skills.


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