Saul Mishkin

Saul Mishkin

Swimming Gear Tips

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376014_10150358263023494_1170278791_nAlways wear a swim cap when you are in the swimming pool. Also, stay away from latex caps, stick to silicone caps. Silicone caps last much longer, latex cap get ruined easily from the chlorine in the swimming pool water. Whether you mind or not having water in your eyes you should wear goggles while swimming. Take your time to try the goggles, see how they fit your eyes. They need to be comfortable and steady on you face. You can find fantastic goggles with universal nose-piece systems, leak proof shapes, hypo-allergenic, fog resistant and UV materials. That much for the basics, now let’s get to the cool swim gears which can really make a different for your swimming fitness and physical benefit. A pull buoy is a piece of closed-cell foam, usually shaped like the number eight, used in swim workouts and to be placed between the legs. Pull buoys provide you with support for hips and legs so you wont have to move them. Hand paddles are plastic devices you wear on your hands during your swimming workout which make your hands bigger and therefore make you develop strength. They can be used while swimming any stroke and may be used together with pull buoys to maximize the effect. Swimming fins can be used to increase strength and endurance in your legs. They are used on all the swimming strokes but breaststroke. As for arms and hand paddles you can use fins to focus on the leg kicking technique. The best wetsuits are those that fit snugly into the athlete's body. This may sound easy yet the differences are told by the unique body build the racer has. People are often fooled by the impression that the wet suit does not fit correctly when all the while, it has the proper fit saying "the suit is too tight'. A wetsuit designed for triathlon is your best bet. A non-tri wetsuit will not provide any speed or help with actual swimming. Triathlon wetsuits keep you warm and help you swim easier and faster. This is due to the improved body position and buoyancy which reduces drag. The wetsuit is also designed to slip easily through the water which also reduces drag.