Kit yourself out to perform in the pool
Swimming lengths in the pool is not only fun but a great way of improving your fitness and strength. As with any sport there’s always new technology and products to help you develop your skills, and now there’s more choice than ever when it comes to swimming accessories. Whether it’s to improve your performance or to increase your level of comfort in the water, here are just some of the products that can help.
Being kitted out correctly can instantly increase confidence and motivation. For the ultimate performance, try out Speedo’s Aquashorts that boast a skin-tight fit to minimise drag. Made from a 4-way stretch fabric, they provide added softness and comfort. Alternatively, for women, the Zoggs Tamala swimsuit features an eye-catching pattern and speedback for superior movement in the water. It’s also treated to be chlorine resistant for at least 700 hours, making it extra durable.
The advantage of wearing swimming goggles is clear for all to see and with Speedo’s Fastskin Elite Mirror design, it’s even clearer! They use an innovative hydroscopic lens shape for an increased field of vision. Thanks to their 3D shape designed to fit to the contours of your head and face, the inevitability of water in your eyes while swimming is a thing of the past.
If you take part in competitive swimming, a cap can help to reduce drag, allowing you to cut through the water faster and easier. If you’re simply heading down to the pool before work in the morning and need to keep your hair dry, improved designs will now sit closer to your head, providing a waterproof barrier. Plus, they’re now available in a range of colours and designs, like the ones from Zoggs and Speedo.
Working out to music has been proven to enhance endurance by up to 15% and has always been popular in the gym. Available in a range of colours, Speedo’s Aqua Beat MP3 player allows you to enjoy your workout tunes in the pool, too. Completely water resistant, you’re able to listen to either its FM radio or your own MP3s or WMAs.
Providing excellent resistance training, swimming can help to build up your body strength. Whether you’re looking to get into shape or rehabilitate after injury, these Aqua Gloves are ideal for a low impact upper body workout in the water. For the lower body, there’s the BioFUSE training fins that are made with a dual-density design to offer a stiff blade and soft comfortable foot pocket, ideal for fitness training.
When it’s time to head out the pool, keep your feet free from injury by slipping into Speedo’s Shirahama Slide sandals and enjoy a comfortable fit thanks to their soft cushioning material. For women, these Speedo Zanpa Watershoes are the ideal choice thanks to their easy on/off fit and textile lining for additional comfort.