Category Archives: Swimming gear

Improve Balance and Reduce Drag with VB AIR

[repost from AquaVolo] The goal of every competitive swimmer is to swim faster. One way to swim faster is to reduce drag. One way to reduce drag is to improve your body position in the water by making it more … Continue reading

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Introducing VB AIR Paddles

[repost from AquaVolo] There are three common types of underwater arm pull in swimming: 1) the dropped elbow arm pull; 2) the straight arm pull; and 3) the high elbow arm pull. Here is how James Counsilman describes each in his … Continue reading

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Why the U-Shaped Snorkel Has Never Been Embraced by Swimmers

(Reposting one of my older posts. This one is from 2012) A few months ago I wrote a post about the evolution of the center-mounted snorkel.  Today I will look at another type of swimming snorkel, the U-shaped snorkel. Over the last hundred … Continue reading

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Do Finger Paddles Increase “Feel For Water”?

(originally posted at AquaVolo.com)   Finger paddles, sometimes also known as sculling paddles, are frequently touted as paddles that help swimmers increase their “feel for water.” Evidence to support this claim, however, is never provided. One way to think about … Continue reading

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Swimming Goggles that Track Heart Rate

Swimming Goggles that Track Heart Rate.

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Evolution of the Center Mount Snorkel

Most swimmers use center mount snorkels these days.  It’s a great tool that helps you work on your technique and body position while allowing you not to worry about breathing to the side. The first time I saw a center … Continue reading

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FAQ about DragSox

source: AquaVolo.com What is DragSox™ ? DragSox is a power training device that is used in the water. What’s so cool about them? The beauty of DragSox is in their simplicity and effectiveness.  They add significant amount of resistance while … Continue reading

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Water Running with DragSox™

Water running with DragSox™ is great as cross training as well as for those who are injured and cannot bike and/or run. Here is a short post describing it and a video: Water Running with DragSox™

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DragSox™ demo session at Marin Pirates (via AquaVolo)

Re-post from AquaVolo.com: DragSox demo session at Marin Pirates We were invited to give a demo of DragSox with Coach Cokie Lepinski and the Marin Pirates this morning. I gave a brief introduction to DragSox mentioning that it is a … Continue reading

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DragSox™ on GoSwim.tv!

Here is a quick review of DragSox by Glenn Mills from GoSwim.tv: Swimming Picture of the Week.

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