Anyone who has some experience in swimming pools is probably already a fan of many of the accessories we have mentioned so far. For this audience, the search for equipment that contributes to improving work in the water begins.
Therefore, we also separate some swimming accessories for improvement. With them, you will be able to correct deficiencies, improve on some more elaborate techniques or reinforce muscle work. Look that!
Swimming fins: they are also called "flip feet." Who uses a fin during training ends up "increasing" the dimensions of the foot? This directly influences the force used during the execution of the kicks. At the same time, it allows for more propulsion. Fins can also provide more flexibility and ensure the swimmer's alignment in the water. Generally, they begin to be used in more complex training. It's always good to keep an eye on the right size for your foot, as you can see in the video above. Otherwise, there may be discomfort.
Swimming paddles: This equipment provide a similar benefit to fins, except for the upper limbs. The arms are more required when the palms are used, as the size of the hands "grows." Therefore, it is recommended to insert this accessory only after the swimmer is used to the daily training. They are indicated for resistance work.
Snorkel: In some swimming drills, the snorkel – a tube attached to a mask – is used to create breathing stability. This is because it eliminates the need for that turn to "pull the air" – quite traditional in crawl swimming. It is used by elite swimmers, including.
Together, this equipment above leads to a decrease in the swimmer's time in competitions and ensures greater efficiency. But of course: positive results always appear if use is supervised by a professional. There are also some complimentary swimming accessories. The earplugs, for example, helps to prevent infections, and nasal protectors can help swimmers with breathing problems.
How To Store Swimming Accessories
It is not enough to have swimming equipment; it is also essential to keep them! If they are improperly stored, their lifespan can be reduced. What does this mean in practice? It means that in less time, you'll have to shell out more money to buy a new product – as the old one was damaged because of lack of basic care. Swimming suits, for example, should be washed under running water without using products such as bleach. Another recommendation is never to leave wet clothes in plastic bags. It is also necessary to remove excess water and leave it in an airy compartment. There are special models of bags for swimmers, which are all pierced and allow water evaporation.
Beginner Swimming Kit
It is interesting to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for equipment such as swimming goggles and caps to avoid wear and tear. Despite this, there are some general tips, such as washing the goggles with cold water after swimming and putting them to dry in places without sunlight; and on the cap, the main trick is to dry it well and put some talcum powder after classes.