The Best Swimming Gear to Keep You Motivated for Your New Year’s Exercise Resolution

15 01 2015
Stay motivated with the right swim training gear.

Swim training gear can keep you motivated to continue swimming for exercise.

Whether you’re an avid swimmer or your New Year’s resolution is to start working out, particularly in the water, you need to make sure you have the best swimming gear available. The right swim gear will help you stay on top of your resolution and ensure a successful outcome so you don’t burn out. Don’t be like thousands of other people who make a resolution and forget about it by the end of the month.

Swim Training Gear

Swim training gear may seem like something you don’t want to spend money on, but they can be useful tools to improve your performance in the water and make the most out of each of your workouts. A swimsuit that fits well, goggles and a swim cap are just a few of the things you need if you intend to spend a lot of time exercising in the water. Some of the other popular swim training gear you may want to consider include:

  • Rubber swim fins
  • Swim paddles
  • A pull buoy
  • Kickboard

If you’re working with a trainer or a coach, be sure to ask which types of gear they recommend to ensure you are getting the most out of your time in the pool.

Want to Keep Your Costs Down?

Not everyone has a lot of money to invest in swim training gear to help them improve their swimming skills and make the most of this form of exercise. If you need to find ways to cut your costs without sacrificing the quality of the gear you use, consider the Swim Stuff brand. This brand is well-known in the swimming community to provide low-cost swim gear that holds up well to the chlorine in the pools. You will get all the advantages of the best training gear without putting such a strain on your budget.

When swimming is your resolution for getting fit, you need to make sure you put your all into this form of exercise. With the right swim training gear, such as rubber swim fins, you will be able to increase the impact of the exercise without increasing your risk of injury or hurting your pocketbook, especially if you choose the Swim Stuff brand.

If you’re looking for the greatest selection of swim training gear, including Swim Stuff, contact us. D&J Sports offers everything the novice or professional swimmer needs to be successful in the water.

Swim Fins for Swimming Practice

7 04 2010

Swim FinsThere are many different styles of swim fins to choose from and we have some suggestions for you today.  One questions I get all of the time is why do you need swim fins for swimming practice or training. Well swim fins are great for a couple of reasons. First of all they help teach proper kick technique and help build your leg muscles. They are also a very important tool to use during swim practice to help reduce fatigue and to keep your stroke from breaking down. Using swim fins will allow you to have more energy to focus on the rest of your stroke and help build a better stroke technique. Most coaches require swim fins for their swimmers and it is an especially critical tool for beginning swimmers.

Which swim fins are best for me? You have most likely seen long blade rubber swim fins and you might of also of seen the guy in the gym pool with the really short swim fins. Long swim fins are more for beginning swimmers who need more propulsion and they are also a little easier to use. The short blade fins are designed to give you a more natural feel of the water so that when you take off the fins there is less of difference in your kick without the swim fins.

Speedo Optimus Swim Fins

Should I buy Zoomers or another short fin? Everyone seems to think that Zoomers are the best short fin, however the new short fins that are on the market now have an additional 20+ years of technology behind them. Do you want to buy a computer from 1985 or a computer from 2010? Same thing applies to the Zoomers vs the new short fins like the Speedo Optimus swim fins. The Speedo Optimus is a short blade fin with a slightly longer blade plus a cut out notch in the blade. The notch allow you to have a more natural feel of the water on both the down and up kick. See the technology thing kicking in! You will get a better workout with the Speedo Optimus swim fins and also your swimming technique will also improve. So don’t worry about that old guy in the lane next to you that is wearing the Zoomers, just smile because he is most likely also still using a computer from 1985. Happy Swimming!


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