Swim Stronger with TYR Catalyst 2 Training Paddles

30 12 2013
Swim Training Tools

Having the right swim training tools will ensure your success.

Training as a swimmer is a lot of hard work. While some people are able to become effective swimmers on their own with plenty of practice it is often best to make use of the right swim training tools. Swim training paddles can be a great option for those who need to build strength in their arms and become faster swimmers when they aren’t using the paddles.

A New Improved Design

The new TYR Catalyst 2 Training Paddles have an improved design to make them more effective in your training. This design allows for even more strap configurations so you can use these paddles in even more ways than before. You can make the adjustments that change the type of resistance you achieve as you swim, helping you work on various muscle groups in your arms, shoulders and back. It also improves comfort.

A Variety of Colors

The TYR Catalyst 2 Training Paddles comes in a variety of colors. However, you don’t choose a color based on your preferences; you choose them based on the size of the paddles. This makes it easier than ever to pair up two paddles that are the same size. No more trying to compare the different sizes and hoping they are an exact match to give you more effective training.

A Low-Cost Training Tool

Training for your competitive swimming doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, the TYR Catalyst 2 Training Paddles are one of the cheapest swim training tools available to ensure that you can swim more effectively, improving your performance and your speed. While you need to make sure you only use these tools for a short period of time during each training session, you will see greater improvement as you use them over more training sessions. This will allow you to build up your strength in ways that will enhance your swimming.

Purchasing the new TYR Catalyst 2 Training Paddles can be a huge step forward in your training. As a swimmer, you need to use a variety of swim training tools to become a more effective swimmer. Many of these tools can’t help with your technique, but they can build your strength and endurance to help you become a better swimmer.

If you are looking for the perfect way to enhance your swimming, contact us to view all the swim training tools we offer.





Train with the New TYR Ultralight Snorkel

27 12 2013
Swim Gear

The right swim gear can help you train more effectively.

When you are training to become a better swimmer for your competitive swimming, it is important to have the right tools. One of the most difficult aspects of swimming is coordinating your breathing with the strokes and kicks that are needed to propel you quickly and efficiently through the water. The TYR Ultralight Snorkel is ideal for high-speed training to help you become a more effective swimmer later.

Focus on Your Body

As you train yourself to become a faster swimmer, it is important to be able to focus on your body alignment and the movements to ensure you are completing your strokes more efficiently to move through the water even faster. You can’t do this when you have to keep turning your head to take a breath as you swim. It is important to be able to do these things together later, but as you train, it is more effective to be able to focus on your body and worry about putting everything together later.

A Well-Built Snorkel

The TYR Ultralight Snorkel is well-made from the best silicone materials. The silicone provides durability and a comfortable fit. The snorkel is comfortable to wear, which is a necessary feature if you plan to wear it for long periods of time as you train. It easily creates a watertight seal that will maintain its shape over time so you don’t have to be concerned about whether it will hold up for years of use.

All the Best Features

If you are considering the TYR Ultralight Snorkel, you can rest assured it offers all the best features a swim snorkel should. Its one way valve ensures that you can breathe freely without worrying about drawing water in through the snorkel. With a sliding head piece, you can easily position the snorkel so it is most comfortable with you, with an easy release button to make those adjustments simple.

When you are trying to train as a swimmer, a good swim snorkel is essential to allow you to teach your body what to do without concerning yourself about your breathing. The TYR Ultralight Snorkel is a lightweight option that is easy to adjust and comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.

If you are looking for the perfect training options, contact us to inquire about the tools that are available for your use.





Use a Swim Pace Trainer to Achieve Proper Swim Pace Training

4 03 2013
Swim Training Gear

The Finis Tempo Trainer can help you achieve the proper rhythm.

Sometimes competitive swimming is not all about speed; it is about the pace you keep. Without a consistent pace, your times could suffer.  The more strokes you make, the slower your times. In order to create the perfect tempo, you need proper swim pace training. The best way to maximize your training is through the use of the Finis Tempo Trainer or Finis Tempo Trainer Pro. This innovative aid can be used on your own because it provides all the notifications you need to understand your swimming skills.

What Is the Tempo Trainer?

The Tempo Trainer and Tempo Trainer Pro seamlessly attaches to your swim cap or goggles to work as your personal swimming coach. It emits a beep you can hear in and out of the water, enabling you to determine the rhythm you are keeping, which allows you to create a pace that is beneficial to your times, effectively increasing your swim tempo.

How They Work

Every beep you hear signals another stroke. The more strokes you make, the harder you are making your body work and the less speed you actually achieve. If you achieve a perfect rhythm with your strokes, you can make your body move forward faster, rather than simply moving the water around you. As you train with the swim pace trainer, you will learn to effectively pace your strokes to ensure you are exhibiting the least number of strokes per lap.

Achieve Focus

One of the largest benefits of the Finis Tempo Trainer and Tempo Trainer Plus is its ability to keep you focused on your stroke without any distraction. There is no need to worry about times; your speed will increase effortlessly as you improve the rhythm and pace of your strokes. It teaches you how to focus on the number of strokes you are making and how long they are taking. One extra stroke can cause a major downfall in your times.

Learn the Difference between Speed and Strokes

The Finis Tempo Trainer helps you realize it does not matter how fast your strokes are, the number of strokes you make are what make the difference. It allows you to focus on your task at hand, not on simply getting to the other end of the pool. If you focus on the quality of your strokes, not the speed, you will be able to achieve faster times without ever focusing on the clock, making the most out of your swim pace training.





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.





The Best Swim Hand Paddles

27 07 2012
Swim Hand Paddles

Using swim hand paddles will strengthen your swim stroke and improve distance and propulsion.

Becoming a competitive swimmer means conditioning your body to swim in the most efficient manner possible. This means you will have to do far more than swim in the pool on a daily basis and perfect your technique. You will also need to use special swim gear to provide you with the training you need to become a stronger swimmer. One of these important tools is swim hand paddles. When you choose the best paddles, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits as you improve your swimming times.

Strokemaker Paddle

The Strokemaker paddles are the oldest and still the best swim hand paddles you can use to help strengthen your arms so you can strengthen your stroke and swim faster. With the holes in the design, your hands will still get the feel for the water as you swim, while providing you with the resistance you need to strengthen the muscles that are responsible for distance and propulsion. The colors of the paddles will also help the coach to see the swimmer’s hands to provide additional tips for improving technique.

TYR Catalyst Hand Paddle

Created by the inventor of the Strokemaker, these translucent color-coded paddles will provide the strengthening qualities you need from your swim hand paddles, while causing less strain on your shoulders. When you use hand paddles, your goal is to strengthen your muscles, not strain them. The multi-hole strap design allows you to best center your hand for the best results. The TYR Catalyst is available in several sizes for beginners up to the professional swimmer.

Speedo I.M. Tech Paddles

The Speedo I.M. Tech Paddles allow swimmers to use the paddles to train with all four main strokes, including the breast stroke. You will be able to interchange the paddles between your right and left hands for a different feel. With the tube straps, you will experience the greatest comfort while using these paddles to train and increase your strength. The I.M. Tech Paddles provide pronounced edges that will give you a good feel for the catch of your stroke so you can improve.

Speedo Power Paddle

The final of the best swim hand paddles is the Speedo Power Paddle. This paddle is intended to strengthen the muscles for those who swim for fitness purposes, rather than competition. The broad blades are intended to give you the most resistance for a better workout. However, the water will still be able to channel through with the holes, which can also increase the pull of the water so you can strengthen your arm muscles.





Stretchcordz Can Help You with Your Swim Training

9 07 2012
Swim Cords

With the help of swim cords, you will be able to increase your strength and endurance.

Swim training is essential if you intend to win when you compete. However, it isn’t just about your swimming technique and your abilities that will ensure you finish in the best possible position. As part of your training, you will need to strengthen various muscles that will be critical to your swimming success. Through exercises, such as those you can complete with the help of stretchcordz, you will find you are swimming better than you ever thought you could. There are several types of stretchcords you can use to enhance your swimming.

Stretchcordz Long Belt

One type of swim cords allows you to use these cords while you are swimming. This piece of equipment consists of a belt that fits securely around your waist. The swim cord is attached to the belt where it can move freely around the belt. This will allow the cords to move with you as you swim through the water. The Stretchcordz long belt will help create additional resistance as you swim, helping to strengthen your muscles to help build the muscles you need to swim well. This piece of equipment gives you three different resistance levels so you can increase your training intensity as you train.

Stretchcordz with Handles

If you want to continue your swim cord training when you are out of the water, you may want to consider the Stretchcordz with handles, in addition to the long belt. When you use this piece of equipment to complete certain exercises, such as curls, triceps extensions, flies and lateral pulls, you will be increasing the strength in your upper body. This can improve your swim stroke so you can swim through the water faster than ever before. You will also see an increase in your endurance. With five different resistance levels, you can find yourself swimming faster and longer.

The training methods you use can have a direct impact on how well you do in the water. With the use of the Stretchcordz equipment, you will make use of the resistance of these swim cords to strengthen your upper body. When you increase the strength in your upper body, you will find you can swim faster, longer and better. Whether you choose the long belt that can be used in the water, the model with handles to use out of the water or a combination of both, you can reap all the benefits of your hard work.








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