FINIS was founded in 1993 in Northern California by John Mix and champion swimmer Pablo Morales. By understanding that improving one's technique is the secret to swimming faster and enjoying the sport more, the duo went on to introduce truly innovative tools to the swimming community. Many of these products are currently used by top U.S and international teams, elite tri-athletes, and fitness swimmers worldwide. Innovative research and design are FINIS' highest priorities. This dedication has resulted in truly innovative products. The Swimmer's Snorkel is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer's technique. The SwiMP3 uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds. And the Z2 Zoomers fins demonstrate intimate knowledge of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.
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Build muscle and cardiovascular endurance with these recommended products from FINIS.
•Fulcrum Paddle for arms
•Swimmer's Snorkel for breathing
•SwiMP3 to stay energized
•Z2 Fins for legs
The Fulcrum Paddle is a shoulder safe paddle that increases strength and speed. The flat surface area and basic design makes it good for every stroke type. The wide shape of the paddle takes away some of the stress felt on the forearms during a workout and distributes it more evenly throughout the arms and shoulders, helping the swimmer build endurance and muscle. The Fulcrum Paddle comes in five different sizes; pick the correct paddle according to the swimmer's weight range. Swimming with the Fulcrum Paddle will help you get a stronger upper body workout every time you swim.
Breathe easily while you swim by using the Swimmer's Snorkel. This unique device allows swimmers to breathe without rotating their head. The Swimmer's Snorkel can be worn in front of the face, instead of the side like most snorkels, and with swim goggles. A sturdy bracket is included to secure the snorkel tube in place. Swimmers can then feel more relaxed in the water because they have removed the need to turn the head to breathe. When using the Swimmer's Snorkel, a laid out, horizontal position is easier to achieve and will make every workout more comfortable. The Swimmer's Snorkel is also available in a Junior Size for ages 12 and under and youth size for ages 3-9.
Do you ever get bored of swimming laps? The FINIS SwiMP3, a waterproof MP3 player, allows you to listen to music in the water without ear buds. Using bone conduction technology, the SwiMP3 allows swimmers to listen to their favorite music throughout their swim. Working best when fully submerged in water, the SwiMP3 attaches to any goggle strap making it easily accessible during a workout. The SwiMP3 can be loaded using either a Mac or PC computer, and it is compatible with MP3 and WMA files. Loading this product up with your favorite music will make those last few laps fly by.
Want to build leg muscles and work out your lower body better? Put on the Z2 Zoomers swim fins from FINIS and tone your calves, thighs, and glutes. Adding Z2 Zoomers swim fins to a swim workout will help swimmers keep their legs active, and as long as your legs are pushing you then your brain will keep them moving. Add a little propulsion with these fins and you can have a great leg workout during your swim.
Combining all of these great FINIS products into your next swim workout will make swimming more productive and enjoyable.
Want to improve the swimming leg of your race? Many tri-athletes struggle when it comes to the pool training. With these FINIS products, tri-athletes will enjoy swimming and learn to be more efficient in the water.
FINIS recommended Tri gear:
•Swimmer's Snorkel to improve overall efficiency
•Z2 Zoomers swim fins to build swim specific leg muscles
• Tempo Trainer to pace yourself and stay strong
• Freestyler Paddle for a longer stroke
Want to focus more on your stroke and not on breathing? Training with the FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel will give any tri-athlete the ability to drill down and focus on legs, pacing, arms, head alignment, and more. Using the front-mounted Swimmer's Snorkel, tri-athletes will also practice swimming on the optimal horizontal plane in the water, reducing lower body drag. The Swimmer's Snorkel will add efficiency to tri-athletes' swimming, allowing them to leave the water with more energy than ever before.
Want a more powerful kick? Adding Z2 Zoomers swim fins to a swim workout will give tri-athletes the ability to build specific swimming muscle and manipulate the intensity of their kick. The Z2 Zoomers swim fins design encourages a short fast kick which provides the most power while swimming, six kicks to one stroke is the recommended rhythm. Pairing the Z2 Zoomers with the Swimmer's Snorkel makes it easier for tri-athletes to get the most out of their workout.
Do you find it difficult to keep your pace while training? The FINIS Tempo Trainer acts as a personal pace coach, emitting an audible beep set to a preferred pace. Once the Tempo Trainer is programmed to the tri-athlete's pace, he can slip the Tempo Trainer underneath a cap to keep it in place. The Tempo Trainer can also be used out of the water to pace running and biking. Practice going out strong and staying strong when using the Tempo Trainer .
Want to lengthen your stroke and build more shoulder strength during your swim workout? Using the shoulder safe Freestyler Hand Paddles from FINIS will help tri-athletes build-up their strength and endurance with every pull. The Freestyler Hand Paddles encourage proper entry and a long pull, making every stroke longer and more efficient. Improving a tri-athlete's freestyle will distribute the effort evenly throughout your arms, hips, and legs, saving energy for the rest of your race.
Adding any of these FINIS products to a tri-athlete's training will lead to a more efficient and successful triathlon.
Use these swimming tools to teach swimmers perfect technique. Make your workouts more productive and efficient using the following tools from FINIS.
• Forearm Fulcrum for arms
• Tempo Trainer to pace yourself and stay strong
• Circuit Trainer for dryland training
• Tech Toc for hip rotation
Get the most from each stroke with the Forearm Fulcrum. This tool will train swimmers to use their forearm and hand as a paddle. Using a patented figure eight design, the Forearm Fulcrum holds the forearm in place creating the ideal wrist-elbow angle for all strokes. Coaches can incorporate the Forearm Fulcrum into any practice. Using Z2 Fins with the Forearm Fulcrum will help swimmers focus on their stroke technique and build proper muscle memory. Sold in two different sizes, senior and junior, the Forearm Fulcrum is appropriate for most ages.
Give your swimmers their own personal pace coach with the FINIS Tempo Trainer. This waterproof metronome allows a coach or swimmer to find their preferred pace during practice or for a race. Place the Tempo Trainer underneath a swim cap and it will transmit a constant audible beep. The Tempo Trainer can be adjusted by 1/100th of a second for an ideal stroke rate and stroke length. Adding the Tempo Trainer to any practice allows swimmers to focus on their pace throughout the entire workout.
A great dryland training product to be used with a large team or with just one person, the Circuit Trainer is an audible timer and will keep swimmers on their toes while allowing coaches to focus on their athletes, not on a stopwatch. A loud beep will tell your swimmers when to start working or when to rest. Set different times for rest and active periods. There is even a small beep to notify you when the exercise period is halfway done and you need to switch sides. The Circuit Trainer can hold up to 99 specific workout cycles, making it easy to switch up a workout.
Are your swimmers lacking hip rotation? The FINIS Tech Toc (coming soon to Amazon.co.uk) allows swimmers to hear and feel the rhythm and pace of their stroke. Worn around the hips, the ball bearing inside the Tech Toc hit the end of the capsule as the swimmer rotates or undulates. Providing instant audible feedback, swimmers are aware of how much to rotate and when the rotation is complete. The Tech Toc can be worn vertically when working on undulation for breaststroke and butterfly and horizontally to enforce hip rotation during freestyle and backstroke. Coaches can use the Tech Toc with any age and for any distance.
Incorporating all or any of these FINIS products into your workouts will allow you more time to focus on each individual swimmer and give them the attention they deserve.