It was another day in the pool making it two in two days. In fact I'm sort of on a mini-roll as I swam last Saturday with the VAST group and then yet again today. Although today I moved up to the fast folks. I struggled but I made it.
I also got to try my new Finis Z2 Gold Zoomers which on my first kick gotta say I do like them. Less heavy then the typical Zoomers. I'll have to swim a few more times to decide how much I like them. But at first swim I highly recommend them. I also used Finis Agility Paddles but not enough to give any verdict on them yet.
Summer time is here and it's time to hit the pool! FINIS has put a list of must have summer swim products for both adults and kids.. FINIS is an authentic and innovative brand with a rich swimming history. Co-founded by Olympic swimmer Pablo Morales, FINIS products are designed to enhance the enjoyment of swimming by making swimming fun and comfortable. Check out the list and leave a comment on what your must have swim product is before you hit the pool this summer.
Neptune V2 Underwater MP3 Player
Neptune is a waterproof MP3 player that provides the highest quality sound in the water without
the use of ear buds. Neptune uses revolutionary Bone Conduction audio transmission to transmit crystal clear audio through the cheekbones directly into the inner ear, attaching securely to goggle straps and resting on the cheekbones as to not interfere with swimming technique.
The ergonomically advanced design of the Agility Paddles removes the traditional straps for more comfort and less hassle. These paddles’ convex design easily teaches swimmers the correct palm positive hand position by promoting an early catch and reminding swimmers to maintain an early vertical forearm position. The Agility Paddles work for all four strokes and accommodate most hand sizes.
The Swimmer’s Snorkel features a centered positioning, allowing swimmers to swim without the interruption of turning the head to breathe. This also helps build fitness, as breathing is easier and more continuous with a snorkel. This can be used for all four swim strokes and helps swimmers relax in the water, maintain body alignment and improve stroke efficiency.
The FINIS So More Can Swim program donates a percentage of goggle profits each month to nonprofit partners to help make swimming more accessible to those that might not have full access to the sport.
The H2 Jr Goggles are designed specifically for kids faces and provide the ultimate leak-proof fit. Double silicone straps and easy-to-adjust back clips make these easy to provide a secure fit to any young swimmer's head. Ideal for swimmers 4 to 12 years old.
The Mermaid Fin is a fun monofin pool toy, ideal for young swimmers that teaches a balanced dolphin kick while also allowing children to increase their confidence in the water. Ideal for children 12 and under, the Mermaid Fin is great for encouraging imagination and fun in the water while developing swimming skills.
Lane 1 - Team USA posts "No Kidding Around: Anthony Ervin Teaches Water Safety To Kids."
Lane 2 - Lifescript TV posts "Champion Swimmer Dara Torres on Fit Living and Safe Swimming. At age 47, Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres is still super-fit. And the athlete -- who at 41 became the oldest U.S. swimmer to compete in the summer games -- is enjoying her life as a role model both for little girls and for women who wonder if they're "too old" to accomplish something, she tells Lifescript's Mari Cartel."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Eamon Sullivan out of Commonwealth Games. Rather than signal the end, Eamon Sullivan believes his decision to withdraw from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will extend his swimming career until the 2016 Olympics. Sullivan - 29 in August - succumbed to ongoing shoulder problems on Friday in another injury setback for the former 50m and 100m freestyle world record holder. Matthew Abood will replace the Beijing Olympic 100m silver medallist at next month's Glasgow Games."
Lane 4 - SF Examiner posts "Busy summer ahead for Cal swimmer Missy Franklin."
Lane 5 - Daily Mail posts "Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice tells of her struggles since calling quits on her swimming career. "
Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "I still get abuse from Twitter trolls, says Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Olympian admits insulting tweets from women upset her most and calls for more monitoring of abuse on social networking site."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Double Band Kick . Here's a fun way to use the FINIS Pulling Ankle Strap that can help your swimmers learn a better flutter kick."
Lane 8 - Inside The Games posts "Alabama's Auburn University to be base for Australian swimmers prior to Rio 2016. Australian swimmers will hold their staging camps in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Auburn University, Alabama, in the United States."
Lane 1 - The Washington Post has "Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky orally commits to swim for Stanford."
Lane 2 - Sports Mole posts "Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington: 'I never wanted to be famous'."
Lane 3 - Swimming World posts "SwimOutlet.com Tech Talk: FINIS Vapor. Tiffany Elias is joined by Tim Elson, Vice President of Sales for FINIS, to discuss the success that FINIS has achieved with their technical racing suits through new technology. Visit http://www.swimoutlet.com/FINIS/ to learn more."
Lane 4 - NBC Sports posts "Charlotte Grand Prix preview, swimmers to watch."